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Dirt bike crash near Pine River results in injury

Loretto man airlifted to Twin Cities area hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries, the Cass County Sheriff's Office reported.

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A 54-year-old man from Loretto, Minnesota, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in a dirt bike crash Saturday, Sept. 11, near the Spider Lake Recreational Area, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported.

The Cass County Sheriffโ€™s Office received a report at 12:39 p.m. of a serious dirt bike crash with injury on the Sno-Way 1 Recreation Trail in Bungo Township, rural Pine River, Burch said in a news release.

Deputies and responders arrived on scene and transported personnel and equipment to the area. The victim was located and emergency treatment and pain management were initiated.

The investigation indicated that the man was riding northbound on the Sno-Way 1 trail operating a Kawasaki dirt bike when he lost control on a rocky and washed-out section of trail, causing him to crash.

The victim was transported to a nearby landing zone and transported via helicopter to a Twin Cities area hospital.

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Assisting at the scene were Backus Fire and Rescue, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.

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