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Sanborn ATV rider dies two months after crash

A 20-year-old Sanborn man suffered a heart attack and died Friday night in Erie County Medical Center, two months after he was critically injured in an ATV crash.

Cullen Dwyer went into cardiac arrest around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 11, and doctors could not revive him, according to a Facebook post from his father and an update on the website where friends had set up a crowdfunding campaign after the accident.

"I cannot begin to express the sorrow Debbie Ryanne and I are going through," the Facebook post said. "Thank you so much everyone who has supported us and Cullen. He was an amazing person until the end."

No further details were available.

Dwyer had been in critical condition since June 11, when he was found in a field near railroad tracks off West Street in Sanborn following an apparent crash overnight on his all-terrain vehicle, without a helmet, officials had said. He was semi-conscious and nonresponsive to both Niagara County sheriff's deputies and emergency medical personnel.

He was treated at the scene by Sanborn Fire Company and Tri-Community Ambulance personnel before Mercy Flight transported him to ECMC.

A friend had reported him missing at 7:45 a.m., saying he had been riding his ATV alone and hadn't returned home. The friend and another person then searched for him on ATVs.

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