Baker man hurt in ATV wreck

By Jayson Jacoby / The Baker City Herald

By Chris Collins

ccollins@bakercityherald.com

A 76-year-old Baker City man was flown out of the Wallowa Mountains Monday night with injuries he sustained when he rolled his four-wheeler as he traveled down a steep hillside.

Charles Leon Dale lost control of the four-wheeler on O'Brien Creek off Main Eagle Creek near Boulder Park. Sheriff Mitch Southwick said the four-wheeler hit a tree and rolled over Dale in the crash.

Friends Dale was riding with were able to call out for help. Seven volunteers with the Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team, the sheriff, a deputy and an Eagle Valley Ambulance crew were dispatched about 3 p.m., Southwick said.

A member of the LifeFlight medical team said Dale probably would be stabilized at the La Grande hospital for possible transport elsewhere, the sheriff said. Information about his condition was not available in time for this report.

See more in Wednesday's issue of the Baker City Herald.

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