Man dies of injuries following snowmobile crash

Rocky Mountain House RCMP have confirmed the man involved in a snowmobile crash on Monday has died from his injuries.

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@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for US$1.4 billion

WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to acquire U.S.… Continue reading

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed, preserved to honour his work

SASKATOON — When Chris Wenzel knew he was going to die, he… Continue reading

Occupational safety officers investigate deaths of three people near Edmonton

LEDUC, Alta. — RCMP say three men have died in a workplace… Continue reading

Firearms licence screening backlogs pose safety risks: RCMP audit

OTTAWA — Investigations into whether gun licences should be revoked due to… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Kapanen’s 2 goals lead Maple Leafs past Sharks 5-3

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the… Continue reading

Price shines as Canadiens score twice in third period to rally past Flames

CALGARY — In a duel of struggling goaltenders, one returned to vintage… Continue reading

Quebec literary prize on hold after Amazon sponsorship controversy

MONTREAL — A prestigious Quebec literary prize has been suspended amid public… Continue reading

‘No limits:’ Ill-Abilities breakdance crew teams up with Les Grands Ballets

MONTREAL — Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli’s crutches become an extension of his arms… Continue reading

One month after legalization, illicit cannabis shops doing brisk business

TORONTO — The three surveillance cameras and the steady flow of people… Continue reading

Lowry has strong words for Raptors’ lack of communication after loss

TORONTO — Raptors coach Nick Nurse might not have had a good… Continue reading

S. Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The Garlic Girls, South Korea’s hugely popular… Continue reading

Trump administration defends its case against CNN’s Acosta

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to fend off a… Continue reading

Most Read