Kayaker hit by train near Tinkers Creek in Bedford

Posted: 1:48 PM, Jan 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-12 22:58:34Z

A man kayaking through Tinkers Creek in Bedford was hit by a train after he got out of the water to go around a tunnel Friday morning.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the area of Bedford Glens (Lally Field Park) and Willis Street.

Authorities said the man had walked up a hill and was near the railroad tracks looking for a place to re-enter the water when he was hit by the train.

The man was conscious and breathing when officers found him and was taken to Metro Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Tinkers Creek runs through Cuyahoga, Portage and Summit counties.