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Rocket bike man skis off roof and falls on fence

Remnants of a Willmar man's "rocket bike" was visible near the home, located in the 800 block of Third Street Southeast. According to a police report, a man tried to jump the bike off a roof Friday and was injured after landing on a fence. Attempts to contact the individual were not successful.1 / 3
Remnants of a Willmar man's "rocket bike" remain visible near the home, located in the 800 block of Third Street Southeast. According to a police report, a man tried to jump the bike off a roof Friday and was injured after landing on a fence. Attempts to contact the individual were not successful.2 / 3
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WILLMAR — A 40-year-old man was injured Friday afternoon after attempting to jump a homemade rocket bike off of his house roof in the 800 block of Third Street Southeast.

According to a police report, the rocket bike consisted of a pair of skis, a bicycle frame and motorcycle exhaust pipe and was being fueled with Heet, an antifreeze product.

The unidentified man fell approximately 13 feet and apparently hit a fence in the yard during the fall.

When rescue personnel arrived Friday, he was on his back on a sled, pushing himself around on the driveway with his feet. He was reportedly swearing and yelling about the pain, according to the report.

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