8-year-old hospitalized after being cut by lawn mower blades

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An eight-year-old boy was seriously injured when he fell off of a law mower, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says, 

Deputies were told that a parent was mowing the lawn at a residence in the 800 block of Clark Creek Road around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday with a small child on her lap. The eight-year-old boy was riding on the deck of a zero turn mower.

The mom stopped the mower but failed to disengage the blades. That's when the boy fell from the deck and was struck by the blades on the left leg and both arms.

He had to be airlifted to Atrium Health by Med Center Air where he is undergoing surgery for his injuries.

Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident.