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St. Davids cyclist found in ditch remains in serious condition: Police
A Niagara Regional Police SUV blocks East and West Line Road at Concession 6 Road Monday after a 71-year-old St. Davids man was found with life-threatening injuries. (Brittany Carter/NiagaraNow)

A 71-year-old St. Davids cyclist who was found in a ditch on Monday afternoon remains in serious condition in hospital, police say.

The man was discovered unresponsive in a ditch on East and West Line Road near Townline Road, Niagara Regional Police said in a news release.

Police have released few details about the incident. The investigation is on-going and there is no evidence that the incident was a hit-and-run, said Const. Phil Gavin.

Police have not said whether the man suffered a medical problem or if something else caused his injuries. The victim's name also has not been released. He is in an out-of-town hospital, but police declined to say where.

A resident who lives on East and West Line Road said the man was discovered in the ditch with his bike around 1 p.m. He said emergency responders at the scene said the man still had a pulse when he was taken to the hospital.

The section of East and West Line Road between Concession 6 and Townline Roads was closed off for several hours due to the investigation by detectives of the Niagara police collision reconstruction unit.

Police are asking any witnesses to contact investigators at 905-688-4111, ext. 5500.