Merced Boy Home after Lawn Mower Accident

April 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Merced boy who lost his foot after a lawn mower accident is home from the hospital Tuesday morning.Tye Dutcher has undergone four surgeries at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento to amputate his right foot above the ankle.

The 11-year-old's father accidentally backed over him while mowing their backyard earlier this month. A family friend says Tye is staying positive and hopes to be fitted for a prosthetic foot in about six to eight weeks.

Tye posted a message to his website yesterday thanking the community for an outpouring of support.