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Man who died pinned under tractor identified

Herbert Teather, 79, of Kelowna died of a heart attack while pinned under a tractor June 6, 2014.
June 10, 2014 - 4:26 PM

KELOWNA - A man who died of a heart attack while pinned under a tractor at a vineyard near Kelowna has been identified.

He was Herbert Roy Teather, 79, of Kelowna.

Teather was operating a tractor with an industrial mower attached to trim grass between rows of plants at about 1 p.m. June 6 when he was caught by the blades within the mower attachment. He died at the scene. It's estimated he may have been pinned under the tractor for up to half an hour before emergency personnel were able to reach the remote location off McCurdy Road.

Teather's family have been notified of his death. The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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