UPDATE: Eastern Iowa biker has life-threatening injuries after fall

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ELY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- UPDATE: The Linn County Sheriff's Office says a bicyclist has life-threatening injuries after a fall in Ely, Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 2:00. Emergency crews found Toby Dean Freese, 46 of Cedar Rapids, unresponsive on the ground after falling from his bike.

"Witnesses report that Freese had been riding south on State Street and lost control of his bicycle and fell off," said Sgt. David Omar with the sheriff's office. "No vehicles or other bicycles were involved."

An air ambulance took Freese to University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics with life-threatening injuries.

"Freese was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash," said Omar. "The crash remains under investigation by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office."

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says emergency crews took a bicyclist to the hospital Saturday after the rider had some kind of accident in Ely.

Details are few at this point, but authorities said it happened just before 2:00 in the afternoon.

The biker was the only person involved. No word on the severity of injuries.

Witnesses tell TV9 the biker fell, his head hitting the ground. They reported seeing an air ambulance team take the man to an eastern Iowa hospital.

The sheriff's office said it would be releasing further details, Saturday afternoon.

This story will be updated when more information is available.