A 42-year-old Greene man is recovering after he was pinned beneath his tractor for two hours in 15-degree weather this weekend.

Kenneth Bragdon was using a 1953 Farmall tractor to haul trees on his property Saturday when a tree he was dragging became snagged, Maine State Police said. The tractor abruptly flipped over backward, on top of Bragdon. He lay pinned beneath the tractor for two hours until he was able to get in touch with a family member by cellphone, police said.

Rescue workers with the Greene Fire Department responded to the scene, freed him and brought him to a waiting LifeFlight helicopter, which flew him to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he was being treated for internal injuries.

Police said the chain Bragdon was using to haul the trees was attached too high on the rear of the tractor, causing it to flip.

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