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.
- 81-year old farmer Graham Bilbe is recovering in hospital after his ride-on lawnmower rolled on him on Good Friday
- His cries for help were heard by his neighbour’s dog, Zollie, who raised the alarm
- The accident happened less than a week after flooding rain in the area
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…