Snowmobile Crash Near Chalk River
A snowmobile collision near Chalk River yesterday left one man with serious injuries.
Emergency responders got the call at around 2:00 p.m., after the man was ejected from his sled along a trail.
Paramedic Chief Michael Nolan says a specialized team of Renfrew County paramedics known as the Sierra Team responded to the call to get treatment to the patient.
"The initial paramedic crew hiked in over a kilometre", Nolan told Star 96.7.
"They were followed by the Renfrew County Paramedic Sierra Team, which is a side-by-side unit, that was able to access both the parmaedics and the patient on the trail, and they were able to initiate treatment on that patient and safely extricate them from the bush", Nolan added.
The snowmobiler was taken to Pembroke Regional Hospital and was last reported to be in stable condition with non life threatening injuries.
The cause of the collision is under investigation.
The Sierra paramedic team is equipped to respond to calls in areas that are often difficult to reach, and Nolan says they've been training extensively this winter in a variety of scenarios.
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