Lakeville Teen Drowns While Working at Local Golf Course

Last week, an 18-year-old male who was about to start college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst drowned while working as a groundskeeper at the Back Nine Club in Lakeville, Massachusetts. Officials say the incident appeared to be a tragic accident.

The teen was reportedly riding a lawnmower on the course when he accidentally drove into a man-made water hazard, becoming trapped under the lawn mower in roughly five feet of water. Rescue workers performed CPR and the injured worker was transported to Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton, where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for the Plymouth district attorney’s office said the office of the chief medical examiner would perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, though it appears to be an accidental drowning. The district attorney’s office is investigating the case.

Source: Groundskeeper drowns at Lakeville golf course, Boston Globe, September 4, 2010
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