- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) - A man is dead after authorities say the lawnmower he was riding slipped down a hill and into a pond.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release that the family of 68-year-old Michael Treadaway discovered his body floating the in pond at his Westminster home around 8 p.m. Friday.

Addis says Treadaway was using a zero-turn lawnmower when the mower headed down the hill.

The coroner says Treadaway likely had been in the pond at least two hours.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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