Tractor Accident Sends Man Into Muskingum River

by Kelly Mills on July 6, 2011 at 10:29 am

A rollover tractor accident injures one person Wednesday night in Muskingum Township.

First responders were called to 5360 West Shore Drive around 8:45 p.m. A man driving a tractor tumbled down an embankment into the Muskingum River.

"We deployed our boat, put our boat in the water, packaged up our patient from the shore line, took him to the boat dock and that’s when we loaded him up and transported him to Good Samaritan Hospital," says Capt. Brady Johnson, Falls Township Fire Department.

Med Flight was called in to transport the victim, but was forced to turn back due to engine problems. The victim’s condition is currently unknown. No other information was released.