- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

FOSSIL, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say an Oregon ranch employee was rescued after spending more than a day pinned beneath an overturned ATV.

Sheriff Chris Humphreys of Wheeler County says the search began Saturday near the ghost town of Kinzua after it was learned the 52-year-old worker had not been seen for a day.

A sheriff’s deputy and a landowner found the worker conscious early Sunday. Humphreys says it took several hours to extricate him because of medical concerns, the weight of the vehicle and the location at the bottom of a ravine.

The worker was flown to a Portland hospital by a helicopter that arrived from Redmond. His name and condition have not been released.

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