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Injured snowmobiler airlifted from remote area of Random Island

An RCMP cruiser.
An RCMP cruiser. - Postmedia News
CLARENVILLE, N.L. —

A 36-year old man from Random Island is recovering at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident on Sunday, Jan. 26.

He was airlifted for medical treatment from a pond near Deer Harbour, a remote area of Random Island.

RCMP was initially sent to the single-vehicle collision but the area was only accessible by snowmobile so they called in the Triple Bay Eagles Ground Search and Rescue team out of Clarenville. Search and Rescue team members, along with a police officer and paramedics from Eastern Health, attended the scene on snowmobile.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre arranged the use of a helicopter from Cougar Helicopters and he was airlifted out.

RCMP said while the man was wearing a helmet, ‘being thrown from a snowmobile is likely to cause injury to a rider and factors such as high speeds increase the chance of injury.’

The RCMP investigation into the collision is ongoing.

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