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Dog alerts owners to neighbour’s cries for help after farm accident with ride-on mower

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A man severely injured in a farm accident in an area hit by flooding rains just days earlier says he owes his life to his neighbour’s dog.

Eighty-one-year old avocado and macadamia farmer Graham Bilbe was working on his Comboyne property south-west of Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast on Good Friday when his industrial-sized ride-on lawnmower had mechanical trouble.

His partner Virginia Kelk was not home at the time and returned on the only access road…



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