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About 7:30 tonight Salem police officers and Salem firefighters responded to State Street and 12th Street on the report of a bicyclist being struck by a train. Police told Salem News Journal that the initial investigation indicates that the railroad warnings and barriers were functioning at the time of the collision.
Mr. Gibson has been located by Marion County Search and Rescue Team 18. A ground searcher saw him laying next to a tree on Golf Lane in a wooded area. He is alive and well and being taken to a local hospital for observation.
Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and their Search and Rescue Teams are currently searching for Gerald Gibson, age 84 of Sublimity. Mr. Gibson is 5’ 10” tall, 165 lbs with gray hair and blue eyes.