SACO, Maine — A local man died Monday in an apparent accident while performing lawn maintenance, according to police.

Stephen Rice, 73, was found dead under a lawn tractor at the base of an embankment around 6 p.m., according to Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland.

According to family members, Rice left his Boom Road residence to perform work on another property around 3 p.m., and family members grew concerned when he did not return.

Holland said family members discovered the accident and called police. Preliminary investigative efforts show Rice’s death was an accident.

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