ST. AUGUSTA - A man from St. Augusta was hurt after losing control of his motorcycle.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Sunday around 2:45 p.m. at 20211 County Road 7 in St. Augusta.

Authorities say 27-year-old Justin Gertken from St. Augusta, was driving his motorcycle when he hit a patch of sand and lost control eventually going off the road.

First responders tried to take Gertken to the hospital but Gertken refused.

Gertken was wearing a helmet.