RUPERT -- State Police said an elderly Manchester man was killed Sunday when the all-terrain vehicle he was using to help his son remove a deer from the woods got caught on a log, tossed him off, then landed on him.
According to Vermont State Police Sgt. Brian Turner, the incident was reported at 8:45 a.m. four miles behind 4035 Kent Hollow Road. Turner wrote that Maurice Thompson, 76, was driving a 2008 Polaris ATV through the woods when the vehicle became hung up on a log. While Thompson tried to free it, it accelerated, throwing him off. He landed on the log and the ATV landed on top of him.
He was found less than a minute afterward by his son, Michael Thompson, of East Dorset, who revived his father using CPR techniques. Rescue agencies were summoned to get Maurice Thompson out of the woods, during which time he lost consciousness. Rescue personnel were unable to revive him.
The Rupert Fire Department, Arlington Fire Department, Granville, N.Y., Rescue, and Albany (N.Y.) LifeNet were summoned to help.
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