WADENA -- An elderly man was run over and killed while he was working on a lawnmower.

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday north of Staples.

Eighty-four-year-old Russell Schmipp of Staples was found outside in a mowed field area.  It appeared as though he had been working on a disabled lawnmower when it backed over him and pinned him to the ground.

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It is unknown how long he had been there before he was found.

Foul play is not suspected.

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