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2 injured in all-terrain vehicle wreck

July 16, 2017 at 10:06 p.m.
Updated July 17, 2017 at 6 a.m.

Two adults involved in an all-terrain vehicle wreck early Sunday morning were transported to a Victoria hospital after falling off an embankment on the Guadalupe River near Cuero.

DeWitt County sheriff's deputies were called about 3 a.m. to the 4100 block of Farm-to-Market Road 766 to assist, said Sheriff Carl Bowen.

The two individuals were driving an ATV on private property when they fell off into the river - roughly a 40-foot drop, said Bowen.

"As far as what the cause was, we don't know why they went off; we just know that they did," Bowen said.

The names and conditions of the two injured were not available. The focus was to get the victims out of the water as soon as possible, said Bowen.

Assisting officials found one of the victims unconscious. Bowen said deputy Michael Kelley reported the victims had obvious injuries, including abrasions.

Kelley, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Tre Gray and a Cuero EMS responder were in the water for about an hour to help keep the victims stable until a boat entered the river to assist.

The victims were transported to a DeTar hospital.

"That was also brave of the trooper and deputy that went in the water," Bowen said. "It was very steep, and they had to find a way to the bottom of the river."


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