Man pulls himself free after  being pinned under tractor

RINDGE — A man was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for injuries suffered Sunday morning after he was reportedly pinned underneath a tractor mower.

Rindge firefighters and police officers responded to East Monomonac Road at 11:12 a.m. after receiving a call from a man who said he had been trapped under a tractor for over an hour, according to Rindge Detective Jeff Seppala. By the time they arrived, the 63-year-old man, whom Seppala declined to identify, had pulled himself free. Seppala said in a phone interview Monday that the man told police he was OK but was experiencing some chest pain.

He was taken by Jaffrey ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital.

Initially, the 911 call sounded severe and that serious injuries were reported. A call was made to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for a helicopter, but once police and firefighters arrived and learned the extent of the damage, a helicopter transport was determined to be unnecessary.

Seppala said that when emergency dispatchers receive a call, they base whatever actions may be necessary on the information they have. He said that it may not have been as severe as the call made it sound.

Although the injuries the man suffered appeared not to be severe, his condition is not yet known.

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