Snowmobile crash left man stranded overnight

Journal Pioneer staff
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Crash happened just after midnight but man not reported missing until morning.

Eastern Kings Fire Department and the Kings District RCMP responded to a missing person report at approximately 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, shortly before the rescue of a snowmobiler who had been stranded alone overnight.

A Kingsboro man in his 40s had been snomobiling Friday night and had failed to negotiate a turn on a trail near Kingsboro. The loss of control caused the driver to overturn the vehicle down a large embankment, injuring his leg in the process.

He remained conscious and alert , but could not walk on his injured leg and could not get a signal connection to call for help with his cellphone.

He waited throughout the night before a friend located him at about 7:15 a.m. With the assistance of a third man, the injured snowmobiler was taken to the road by snowmobiie. Island EMS then transported the man to Kings County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

RCMP have determined that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, but recognize that the extremely cold temperatures that night could have been fatal if the man had not been properly dressed. They remind snowmobilers to always be prepared and dress for the elements.

Organizations: Kings County Memorial Hospital

Geographic location: Kingsboro

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