Man Pinned Between ATV and Tree for 3 Days

A 66-year-old Athol, Idaho, man missing since Thursday was discovered injured but alive Sunday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A family riding dirt bikes on an unmarked trail contacted authorities just after 5 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. Authorities had been searching for Howard Coates since he left his residence on an ATV Thursday after 7 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said. Coates was found pinned between his vehicle and a tree with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities believe Coates was pinned there for four days without access to medication. He’d been dressed in pajama bottoms and no shirt.

Source: Athol man survives three days under crashed ATV, pinned to tree | News |

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