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HAUSER — A man was found dead in an ATV accident on Wednesday in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

According to a press release from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call was made on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 1:42 p.m. from a citizen who discovered an ATV accident at Razor Back Hill near Hauser in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

“The single occupant/operator was slumped over in the driver’s seat and not responsive,” the release said. “The (citizen) conducted CPR until Bay Cities Ambulance arrived with Hauser Fire and Rescue.”

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The operator was Alan R. Paulsen, 64, of Grants Pass, Ore. and had been operating a Can Am Maverick when the accident happened, the release said.

“He was wearing a seatbelt harness and helmet,” the release said. “(Paulsen) was declared deceased at about 2:26 p.m. while at the scene.”

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Reporter Jillian Ward can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 235, or by email at jillian.ward@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JE_Wardwriter.

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