Thompson RCMP officers rescue injured snowmobiler via helicopter

A 66-year-old man who was injured while snowmobiling was rescued by Thompson RCMP officers April 18.

The officers travelled by helicopter to Dafoe Lake, about a three-hour snowmobile ride from Split Lake, and the man was airlifted to Thompson General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

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Police were notified around 9:30 p.m. Sunday about the injured man by a 23-year-old snowmobiler who had been with the injured man and another man aged 60 when the eldest one got injured. The 23-year-old had ridden to Split Lake to summon help while the other two men remained at a cabin near Dafoe Lake as the injured man could not make the trip to Split Lake.

Though the man was not alone and in a cabin with supplies, offices determined that he needed medical assistance immediately.

The injured man remains in hospital.

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