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Man critical after bar fight

A 21-year-old man was in critical condition after a fight in Holmes Beach Sept. 25, according to Manatee County Emergency Medical Services

EMS Chief Ronald J. Koper Jr. said paramedics were called to the D.Coy Ducks in the 5400 block of Marina Drive at about 3 a.m. Sept. 25.

There, the EMS treated a 21-year-old man with a head injury. “No weapons were suspected other than fists and then a subsequent fall,” said Koper, noting that the man hit his head on the ground.

The man, who was not identified, was taken by medical helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

Other than the time and location of the altercation, the Holmes Beach Police Department declined to release details of the incident. “An investigation is underway to determine what, if any, charges will be filed,” read a statement from the department on Sept. 26.

Emergency dispatch records indicate that the first officers were sent to the bar at 3:06 a.m., followed by additional assistance at 3:08 a.m.

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