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Published November 16, 2013, 12:49 PM

ND town helps rescue neighbor pinned under tractor

HOPE, N.D. (AP) — About half the residents of a small eastern North Dakota town are being credited with helping in the rescue a neighbor who got trapped beneath an overturned tractor.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

HOPE, N.D. (AP) — About half the residents of a small eastern North Dakota town are being credited with helping in the rescue a neighbor who got trapped beneath an overturned tractor.

The Forum reports that LeRoy Richards of Hope was hauling a load of weeds to a garbage pit on Nov. 9 when his tractor flipped.

A helicopter ambulance was called to the scene, where about 100 people parked their vehicles in a ring around the garbage pit so their lights would illuminate rescue effort.

Rescuers freed Richards from under the tractor using a hydraulic jack and airbags. Richards' wife, Cindy, says her husband was conscious throughout the rescue.

He suffered injuries to his arm, liver, leg and an ear.

Cindy Richards says her husband is at a Fargo hospital recovering.

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