Motorcyclist Survives Crash Into Watery Ravine

Posted Thursday, September 13, 2012 --- 10:00 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- A motorcyclist who drove around barricades near a washed-out road survived a crash into a water-filled ravine in Superior.

Police Chief Charles LaGesse said Thursday witnesses spotted the biker as he drove past a road closing sign shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The motorcyclist fell into a 12-foot gully caused by June floodwaters. LaGesse says he was found unresponsive in shallow water, but was revived by a police officer and EMTs. He was taken to a Duluth, Minn., hospital where he's in serious condition.

LaGesse says the man was wearing a helmet and there was no indication suicide was involved.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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