Man, 79, killed in bizarre lawnmower plunge
Authorities are investigating the death of a 79-year-old western New York man whose riding lawnmower plunged off a 30-foot-high bluff overlooking Lake Ontario.
The man’s relatives found him Sun- day evening at the bottom of the bluff along the shoreline in the town of Webster, just east of Rochester, police said. The family last saw him earlier in the afternoon when he was mowing his lawn.
It took firefighters and a crew from the nearby Coast Guard station several hours to recover the body.
The victim’s name hasn’t been released. The cause of death has not been determined.