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Maine Man Rescued After Falling Through Ice
12/19/2013 10:02 AM ET  

Eighty-three-year-old George Stevenson was plowing snow with his tractor onto Perry Pond on Tuesday when the fire chief says the tractor fell through the ice and sank.

APPLETON, Maine (AP) _ A Maine man has been rescued by two nearby skiers after his tractor fell through the ice of a pond in Appleton.

Eighty-three-year-old George Stevenson was plowing snow with his tractor onto Perry Pond on Tuesday when the fire chief says the tractor fell through the ice and sank.

Two women who were skiing on a ridge across from the pond heard faint cries for help. WCSH-TV reports that they found Stevenson clinging to the tractor in the icy water.

The women slid a nearby aluminum boat onto the ice and pulled Stevenson partway into the boat until the fire chief arrived and helped to get him onto the shore to meet the ambulance.

Stevenson was recuperating at Pen Bay medical Center Wednesday, where was listed in stable condition.


 

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