Man dies after 'medical episode' as he tried to get ATV unstuck

The 71-year-old from Pine River died at the scene.
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A 71-year-old man has died after suffering a "medical episode" as he tried to get his ATV unstuck on a trail in northern Minnesota.

The incident was called in at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday, when the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office received a report of a medical situation on a remote trail in the Stewart Lake area.

The caller said he was helping the victim, identified as 71-year-old David Zvorak, of Pine River, to get his ATV unstuck, when he appeared to suffer a medical episode and fell to the ground unconscious.

Responders had a difficult time finding Zvorak and the caller, with several becoming stuck on the trails themselves.

Eventually a DNR officer found them and attempted lifesaving efforts, before deputies and paramedics assisted.

But while lifesaving efforts continued, Zvorak was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

"This was a difficult rescue situation due to the very remote area and the conditions of the trails," said Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard. "I want to thank all agencies and personnel involved for assisting on the tragic event."

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