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Center City man dies in ATV crash in Foothills State Forest near Pine River

The ATV entered a steep ravine in the Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area and rolled, the Cass County Sheriff's Office reports

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PINE RIVER — A Center City man died Saturday, Oct. 1, when the Class 1 all-terrain vehicle he was driving in the Foothills State Forest/Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area near Pine River left the roadway/trail on a curve and entered a steep ravine, rolling over.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said in a news release that the sheriff's office was notified at 2:50 p.m. that day that the man was missing in the recreation area. Adults camping in the area reported to a conservation officer that the man, age 54, had left the campsite on an ATV at approximately 8:30 a.m. and was to return shortly after.

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When he didn't return to the campsite, the campers became worried and began to search the area. Several personnel from the sheriff’s office and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers then began searching the area.

At 5:46 p.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the man was located, deceased.

An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office and the incident remains under investigation.

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