Cape Coral, FL – James M. Bates is in critical condition in Cape Coral, FL following an incident with a lawnmower on Monday, August 3rd, 2015.
James Bates, who operates a lawn care service, was mowing along Cape Coral canal when his riding lawnmower toppled into the water. Bates was trapped by some bars on the riding lawnmower and was barely visible to rescuers under the water.
The 54-year-old was taken to Cape Coral Hospital after being rescued by police and city workers. He was in critical condition at the time he was brought into the hospital. No other injuries were reported.
It’s unclear at this time if the incident happened as the result of a malfunction, a medical emergency, or some other contributing factor.
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