HUNT, Texas – The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man who was mowing grass near Hwy 39 in Hunt fell into the river and drowned Thursday from being pinned down from a zero-turn lawnmower.
The man is identified as 58-year-old Adam Gonzales, from Kerrville, and was employed at a property on Hwy 39.
KCSO was originally called out to search for a missing person in the 2800 block of Hwy 39 in Hunt, and after an extensive search, located Mr. Gonzales in the river.
A press release from the Kerr County Sheriff Office states that Mr. Gonzales had been using a zero-turn mower to mow the property adjacent to the river, and after making a pass too close to the river’s edge, the mower overturned and fell into the water.
“Mr. Gonzales was pinned under the mower and due to its size could not remove it from his body,” said the release.
The Kerrville Fire Department Dive Team was called out to assist and the conditions determined that a safe recover would need to be performed at first light on April 5th, 2019.
“The Sheriff’s Office gives our sincere condolences to his family members,” said the press release.
Texas Breaking News would like to extend our condolences as well.