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Combe Martin lawnmower death

PUBLISHED: 15:12 10 July 2014 | UPDATED: 15:12 10 July 2014

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Woman, 53, found trapped under ride-on lawnmower.

A woman has died in Combe Martin after being crushed by a ride on lawnmower.

The 53-year-old was discovered trapped under the mower on a slope off Rectory Road just before 3pm on Friday.

Paramedics arrived first but were unable to revive the local woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fire service also attended and informed police of the incident.

Inspector Roger Bartlett said it appeared the woman had been mowing on a steep slope when the lawnmower overturned.

An investigation is underway.

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