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Submitted photo LeRoy Richards is pictured with his wife, Cindy.

Town helps in rescue of man trapped under tractor

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HOPE, N.D. — One thing was on LeRoy Richards’ mind when he was waiting for help while lying at the bottom of a pit with an overturned 5,800-pound tractor on top of him.

“The first thing was, he was going to fill that pit in” when he got out, said his wife Cindy.

Leroy Richards was hauling a load of weeds to a garbage pit a quarter of a mile away from his home near Hope on Nov. 9. The tractor got a little too close to the edge and flipped, dumping Richards and pinning him.

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