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Man dies of injuries following snowmobile crash

A snowmobiler has died in a Calgary hospital after crashing into a forested area southeast of Caroline.

The Caroline-area resident was immobilized for several hours before he was found.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP were told on Tuesday morning that the 33-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been released, died of his injuries at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre.

RCMP Spokeswoman Cpl. Shawna Lozinski said that the man had a roommate and police are still trying to piece together what happened.

“He possibly was out there for a few hours based on medical reports, but the exact time of the crash we don’t know,” said Lozinski.

The roommate was the one who saw the tracks leading into the trees.

Police are having trouble locating the man’s family, said Lozinski on Tuesday afternoon.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP, Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services, Sundre and District Emergency Medical Services, and Clearwater County Highway Patrol were called out to the scene Monday at about 7:30 a.m.

STARS responded to Hwy 54 and Range Road 52 and when the medical team arrived, they found that firefighters and the other emergency responders were working at rescuing the man, who had been found down an embankment.

Police believe that the snowmobiler was westbound on a township road that came to a dead end and he then continued west across the T intersection and into the trees.

The man wasn’t wearing a helmet, said police.

The man hadn’t been reported missing, she added.

ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

 
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