A motorcyclist who went missing after going for a ride in the country - has been found alive after spending three days stranded six feet down a roadside ditch. 40-year-old Anthony Margrave was discovered after a police officer spotted debris from his bike at the side of a road.
Matt Price reports.
The 40 year old man who lay undiscovered in a ditch for three nights has been named as Anthony Margrave. He is now recovering from his ordeal in hospital.
A 40 year old motorcyclist from Goole has been found alive but with serious injuries after spending three nights in a ditch after he was reported missing by his partner. Humberside police began a search after he did not turn up for work and it was later discovered his new motorbike was missing.
Traffic officers drove the route from his home to work and the police helicopter and firefighters were also called in to search rivers, reservoirs, fields, ditches, houses, gardens, and any other likely location the man could have been in the Thorne, Rawcliffe and Snaith area.
The man was eventually found 6ft down a ditch, lying in water, conscious and breathing. He suffered serious injuries including broken ribs and hyperthermia and he is currently being treated at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Inspector Rob Cocker said:
A motorcyclist has died after a crash with a tractor near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
It happened yesterday afternoon in Harpswell when two motorcycles hit a Massey Ferguson tractor. The 41-year-old from Doncaster was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had been riding with two other motorcycles, two of which were not involved in the crash. Anyone who saw the collision is urged to contact the police.
A 53 year old motorcyclist has died in an accident in Maltby in South Yorkshire. It happened on the A631 yesterday evening. The man has not been named as yet, but is said to have lived locally. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them.