Updated: Motorcyclist Identified and in Critical Condition
Posted at: 09/12/2012 10:58 PM
| Updated at: 09/13/2012 4:15 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe
Superior Police responded to a non-responsive motorcycle rider in shallow water near Barkers Island on Wednesday night.
Police released on Thursday that the victim is 75-year-old, Jack E. Povaser of Superior, who remains in critical condition.
According to Superior Police Chief Chuck LaGesse, squads responded to Marina Drive and the entrance to Barkers Island just before 9 p.m Wednesday. It was there that a witness watched Povaser slowly drive between the barricades into a washout area.
Police say the witnessed looked back again and didn't see the motorcyclist. The witness walked over and found Povaser and the motorcycle in a shallow creek at the bottom of a gulley. That's when the witness called 911.
The road into Barkers Island washed away during the flash flooding in June. A witness on the scene told Eyewitness News that emergency workers were performing chest pumps on Povaser for some time. Lagesse said Gold Cross Ambulance did take him to a Duluth hospital.