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An Atwater man, Colton Reed Swenson, age 26, was seriously injured in an ATV accident Thursday evening.

According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:19 on Aug. 31, Swenson was operating a 2005 Yamaha Grizzly ATV in the 300 block of Pleasant Ave W (U.S. Highway 12), when the machine overturned.

Swenson was airlifted from the scene with life-threatening injuries.

Assisting on the scene were the MN State Patrol, MN DNR, Atwater Ambulance Service, Fire Department, CentraCare Ambulance Service, and Life Link III.