Washington City Police Officer Survived Long Night After Crash
Washington City Police Sergeant Brad Coleman never saw it coming.
The WCPD veteran went for a pleasure ride on his dirt bike Sunday afternoon, planning to meet up with some friends along the way. But Coleman's dream ride turned into a nightmare when the 41-year-old crashed into a slot canyon and injured himself seriously.
He laid injured in the ravine for nearly 20 hours before rescuers discovered him and eventually, using a rescue helicopter, were able to pull him out.
From a GoFundMe page setup for the Coleman family:
"Brad went to meet with some friends to dirt bike the popular Warner Valley area when Brad got lost and went missing from his group of friends.Brad was supposed to be back home at 5 p.m. that evening. When his wife wasn't able to get ahold of him, she contacted the authorities to let them know one of their own never returned home.Brad ended up in a terrible bike accident and was located by Search and Rescue helicopter separated from his bike in a ravine roughly 18 hours later. Lifeflight was able to rescue him and take him to the hospital where he will undergo treatment to repair his various injuries."