PINE RIVER — The 54-year-old Loretto man, who was seriously injured Saturday, Sept. 11, when the dirt bike he was on crashed near the Spider Lake Recreational Area in rural Pine River, was identified as George Patras.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called at 12:39 p.m. to a dirt bike crash on the Sno-Way 1

Recreation Trail in Bungo Township. Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned Patras was operating the Kawasaki dirt bike north on the trail when he lost control on a rocky and washed-out section of trail, causing him to crash.

Patras was transported to a nearby landing zone and transported via helicopter to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale with serious injuries. The Loretto man was listed in good condition Tuesday, a hospital spokesperson stated.

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