Editor's note: The Morrison County Sheriff's Office released an updated press release Friday correcting the boy's age to 3.

MORRISON COUNTY, Minn. - A 3-year-old boy suffered severe injuries after being run over by a lawnmower Wednesday evening.

The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reports the accident happened around 5:26 p.m. at a residence on Great River Road in Swan River Township.

Officials say the 3-year-old was riding on the back of the mower with his 32-year-old father when he fell off when the riding lawnmower was making a turn.

The boy was then accidentally run over by the lawnmower while it was engaged.

The child was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale for treatment of a severe leg injury.