High School Football Player Dies In Tragic Lawn Mower Accident

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Deering High School football standout Blain Alves has tragically lost his life after suffering horrible injuries during a tragic lawn mower accident.

The 16-year-old was using a riding lawnmower when he became trapped between the mower and a parked boat, suffering serious injuries, according to Bangor Daily News.

“Paramedics from the island and mainland attempted to resuscitate the teen, but he was pronounced dead, Martin said Tuesday night.

“This is a tragic incident and the Portland Police Department wants to express their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim,” Martin said in a statement.”

A LifeFlight helicopter responded to the scene, but Alves was already deceased. The cause and manner of his death will be determined by the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

Alves played baseball, basketball and football at the school.

This past school year at Deering, Alves played on the varsity football team as a fullback and linebacker, and was on the junior varsity basketball team.