SHELDON, Iowa — A man has died after a riding lawnmower he was operating at a northwest Iowa country club rolled onto him.

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says 66-year-old Dean Seivert of Sheldon died Monday after being pinned under the mower, which rolled into the Floyd River.

Officials say the accident happened Monday morning. Investigators say a country club worker came upon the accident scene around 9:30 a.m. and tried to hold Seivert’s head above the water. Rescue crews later pulled Seivert from under the mower and out of the river, but were unable to resuscitate him.

Seivert was pronounced dead at a Sheldon hospital.

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