Camas - Washougal

18-month-old child's leg cut off by lawnmower

18-month-old child's leg cut off by lawnmower
This private road north of Camas, Wash. leads to the home where the Clark County Sheriff's Office says an 18-month-old child's leg was cut off by a riding lawnmower Sunday. (KATU photo)

CAMAS, Wash. – An 18-month-old child's leg was cut off by a lawnmower Sunday afternoon in Clark County, the sheriff's office said.

It happened at a home near NE 272nd Avenue and NE 36th Street, north of Camas.

The child's grandfather was backing up in the riding lawn mower when it backed over the child's leg. Sgt. Craig Randall said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.

The child was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to a Portland hospital.

No more details were released. The sheriff's office would not say if the child is a boy or a girl.