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Farmer's Daughters to the Rescue

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LEBANON, Ore. - A man pinned by his overturned tractor says his teenage daughters saved his life by lifting the 3,000-pound machine.

Jeff Smith says he was pulling a stump from his garden when the tractor flipped. The steering wheel pinned his chest to the ground.

He says he was losing breath with each scream, but his daughters heard and ran to him. Haylee Smith, 14, and Hannah Smith, 16, managed to lift the tractor enough that allowed their father to wriggle part of the way free and get breathing room.

A neighbor finished the job by using his own tractor and its shovel to lift the Smith's tractor and allow Smith to get his arm out.

Emergency room doctors treated Smith for a broken left wrist and other injuries.