Sunday, January 13, 2008

Snowmobile crash and rescue

Two snowmobilers were rescued and transported to hospital today after a snowmobile crash in the bush west of Timmins. Police, firefighters and ambulance personnel attended the scene on the trail system off of Highway 101 around noon today, when the first reports came in that there was a crash. Timmins Police snowmachines and private snowmobiles were used to bring paramedics into the scene, roughly three kilometres off the highway. Police and paramedics transported the first victim out on a rescue sled. The second victim was loaded aboard an equipment sled, but it kept getting bogged down in the snow even when it was being pulled manually by a firefighter and a paramedic. The second victim had to lay shivering while waiting several minutes for the first sled to be returned to the scene. A smashed late model Formula III Bombardier Ski Doo was at the crash scene.

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