CANAAN — Maine State Police say a 50-year-old woman visiting from Florida was pulled off her bicycle and sexually assaulted in the town of Canaan.

Police say a passer-by stopped to assist the cyclist after her attackers fled Sunday afternoon. She was treated at Redington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan and released.

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Police are asking for the public’s assistance. They want to speak to anyone who traveled along the Whitten Road in Canaan between noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

State police in Augusta can be contacted at 624-7076 or 800-452-4664.