ST. CHARLES, Mo. — A man found injured off a trail near St. Louis had apparently been stranded in the area for days.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reports that the man had been found by a passing bicyclist off the Katy Trail in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area on Tuesday.

Kyle Gaines is a spokesman with the St. Charles County Ambulance District. He says the man was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but his injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening. Gaines says further details about the man won’t be released due to privacy laws.

Gaines advises state park visitors to take plenty of water and a fully charged phone when going to the trail in hot temperatures.

The park is a wooded area spanning nearly 8,400 acres.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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