Man rescued after being trapped under ride-on lawnmower

Emergency services were called to Simonstone, near Hawes, yesterday after reports of a 75-year-old man trapped underneath a ride-on lawnmower.

Fire crews from Hawes, Reeth, and Ripon responded to the call and arrived on the scene just before 7pm.

It was reported that the man had been trapped by his legs since 2.30pm.

Crews worked to stabilise the mower using ground anchors and ropes.

They also administered first aid to the man.

Crews were able to move the mower off the man.

He was then transported to the hospital via air ambulance.