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Maine Bus Driver, Student Rescue Man Pinned Under Tractor

BOWDOIN, Maine - A Maine school bus driver and student saved an 80-year-old man trapped in a ditch under an overturned mower. CentralMaine.com reports Connie Lailer was at the end of her bus route in Bowdoin on Wednesday morning when she spotted Edwin Tynes in a ditch.

A school transportation official says Lailer reported the emergency and then waded into the icy water to lift the tractor off Tynes with the help of a high school student.

Tynes was taken to a nearby hospital. He was discovered to be suffering from hypothermia.

A hospital spokesperson said there was no information about his status as of Wednesday night.