The motorcycle of David Gorey, 52, of Anson, who spent a night in the woods after crashing on July 3, in Anson, according to police. He was allegedly found the next morning by a local couple out for their morning walk. Credit: Courtesy of Somerset County Sheriffs Office | Courtesy of Somerset County Sheriffs Office

An injured motorcyclist survived a night in the woods after crashing on Tuesday night in Anson, according to deputies there. He was allegedly found the next morning by a local couple out for their morning walk.

The motorcyclist, David Gorey, 52, of Anson, missed a curve on Pease Hill Road between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, then crossed nearby Dinsmore Road and crashed into the woods. He laid in the woods all night until the couple heard him yelling for help at about 7 a.m. the next day, according to the sheriff’s office.

Gorey was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, where he was then taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with serious but non-life threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office reported. He allegedly told first responders that he had no sense of feeling from his chest down.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn Sarnacki is a Maine outdoors writer and the author of three Maine hiking guidebooks including “Family Friendly Hikes in Maine.” Find her on Twitter and Facebook @1minhikegirl. You can also...