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ATV crash sends Plum City man to hospital

TOWN OF MAIDEN ROCK -- A 74-year-old Plum City man was taken by helicopter to the hospital after he overturned his ATV and struck his head.

Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies responded to N1601 76th St. in the town of Maiden Rock at about 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8 where Gerald L. Bemis had been operating a 2003 Polaris Sportsman 700 on his land. He reportedly lost control on a trail, overturned and hit his head.

Bemis, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was able to make it to his home by foot, a news release stated. A Life Link helicopter took him to Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire. The extent of his injuries is not known.

Maiden Rock Ambulance, Ellsworth Ambulance and Life Link III Helicopter assisted Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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