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.

Just Posted

Tory MPs gather in Red Deer to hear from voters

Eight MPs from across the province got input on a wide range of topics

Red Deer food bank to re-evaluate to stay up to date on new Canadian food guide

The Red Deer Food Bank Society, which feeds thousands of families every… Continue reading

Young Blackfalds mother copes with double tragedies with community support

Three fundraisers are being held to help Alana Newbold and her children

Red Deer careful about overuse of road salt

Focus on anti-icing to reduce salt use

Carjacking victim would stop to help again

Springbrook woman has some sympathy for carjacker

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Liberals have options to help more millennials buy homes, experts say

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have several options as they look for… Continue reading

Parks Canada puts brakes on Icefields Parkway bike trail in Alberta

Parks Canada says it won’t go ahead with a plan to build… Continue reading

Sylvan Lake resident to receive kidney from younger sister

Sylvan Lake resident Lexie Libby had been losing hope of ever finding… Continue reading

Closing arguments at trial of accused in slaying of Calgary Stampeders player

CALGARY — Final arguments are to be heard today at the trial… Continue reading

Edmonton Oilers fire general manager Peter Chiarelli: reports

EDMONTON — Peter Chiarelli has been fired as general manager of the… Continue reading

Canadian Milos Raonic has Australian Open run end in quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia — Canadian Milos Raonic is done at the Australian Open… Continue reading

$20K pay gap between women, men in Canadian tech jobs

The report defines tech workers as people either producing or making extensive use of technology, regardless of industry

Two Quebec short-film directors mark first Oscar nominations together

TORONTO — Two Quebec filmmakers celebrated in solidarity on Tuesday after learning… Continue reading

Most Read