Then there are those who go off trail. A mom wants flotation devices, yet they just have to follow the snow machine trails. Going off trail means First Responders risk their lives, as well.
Bracebridge resident Jake Thomas, who is married to Ross’s cousin Jenny, has been diagnosed a paraplegic following a snowmobile accident Saturday.
MARCH 17THFLotation device, maybe. Staying off the ice; following speed limits, marked @GoSnowmobiling (OFSC) routes, would be ideal. #ClimateChange https://t.co/KO3p7qi0xs— 🇨🇦Jennifer Jilks￼ (@jennjilks) March 25, 2017
Deceased is the operator 34 yr old Matthew Lusk of Georgian Bay twp. The passenger, a 31 year old male also from Georgian Bay was transported to hospital with serious injuries.
34 year old man dead following snowmobile crash near Mactier https://t.co/DnuYJQJRaE— MuskokaNewsWatch (@MuskokaMedia) March 17, 2017
|PEI native killed in snowmobiling accident in Quebec last weekend|
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Sat., March 11th -A native of P.E.I. is dead after his snowmobile ... He was rushed to Amqui hospital where his death was later reported.
Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorized snow vehicle (MSV) on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs 178B trail in the Municipality of Hastings Highlands. Officers attended the scene and determined that the MSV left the trail and collided with a tree. Glenn COOK (62) of Niagara on the Lake was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Thank goodness for our paramedics, and first responders.
Teamwork by @RenCtyParamedic #Remote Access & Treatment Team & @Ornge & @OPP_ER caring for snowmobile crash victim on lake near Barry's Bay pic.twitter.com/KAhAgSKGfZ— RenfrewCtyParamedics (@RenCtyParamedic) February 18, 2017
Seriously injured patients need direct access to @OttawaTrauma. #Paramedics stabilize @ scene & treat enroute to surgical care.@Ornge pic.twitter.com/Gzf3wSKJf0— RenfrewCtyParamedics (@RenCtyParamedic) February 19, 2017
Sarah Lumsden, 16, was riding on the back of a snowmobile driven by her boyfriend, also 16, travelling across Lake Scugog in an area known as View Lake when their sled ended up in the frigid water around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
accident incident fatalities up by more than 50% in Ontario http://on.thestar.com/2kqofFW
Feb. 8th – OPP urging snowmobilers to be safe as fatalities rise13 snowmobile deaths in Ontario so far this winter
Snowmobilers in the province are being asked to "stop taking unnecessary risks while driving" as the higher-than-usual number of snowmobile-related deaths continues to rise this winter.
There have been 13 fatalities this winter, which OPP investigators are linking to riding on unsafe ice, speeding, loss of control, intoxication and driver inattention — all "causal factors" in preventable deaths, according to a news release.
Sat., Feb. 4th, 1:30 a.m.Man treated for hypothermia after snowmobile goes through ice
A 38-year-old man was also treated for hypothermia after two snowmobilers went through the ice in Dunrobin.
Friday, Feb. 3rdGREY HIGHLANDS – A 25-year-old man is dead after a snowmobile accident in Grey Highlands. OPP report that they responded to a report of a single snowmobile collision, on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trail on the Town of Blue Mountains–Euphrasia Townline, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands. Police say at approximately 8:45 Friday evening.the driver lost control of his snow machine, a 2013 Ski-Doo 800 when travelling northbound of the trail and was ejected.
Feb. 2ndThis is so sad. A needless incident. Families need to learn from this. Kids ages 12 - 16 need a licence. Younger kids shouldn't be driving them. Kids under age 16 cannot be on the highways.
Eleven year old dies in snowmobile accident
Teen injured in snowmobile collision with tractor trailer https://t.co/nEpO0jvOjd pic.twitter.com/VUyvx9txz3— The Daily Observer (@PemObserver) February 2, 2017
A 62-year-old man was snowmobiling on an island near Haliburton when he struck a rock. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
|Two dead, one seriously injured in Quebec snowmobile accidents|
Lotbinière regional police were called around 9 p.m. to the side of Route 116, where they found the injured snowmobiler. The driver died in hospital.
Jan. 21stAround 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21, a 61-year-old man died after colliding with a car at the intersection of a snowmobile trail and Lloyd-Welch Blvd. in the Beauport borough of Quebec City.
The 14-year-old boy was driving a snowmobile on Lac-Cloutier and did not see an island. He hit protruding rocks and was ejected from his vehicle. Foggy conditions and speed might have been factors in the crash, police said.
Search for Snowmobiler, believed to be missing on Sparrow Lake, resumed this morning. Dive Team on scene, day 2 of search. @CTVBarrieNews pic.twitter.com/zehPFFYH2I— Heather Butts (@HeatherButtsCTV) January 16, 2017
Saturday afternoon, at 3:23, a helicopter flew overhead. It was an Ornge Rescue machine. It gives me the woolies. Happily, some dude went through the ice on a creek and thankfully survived the event. The story, and more photos are here. There are lots of stories of snow machines going through the ice these days.
|Thanks to our hard-working crews|
The ice isn't solid in many places across Ontario.
Bracebridge OPP officers responded to a complaint of a snow vehicle that reportedly went into the water near Sopher’s Landing in Gravenhurst, just before 8 p.m. Saturday night (Jan.14th). At this time, police are continuing the search for the unknown party with the assistance of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, and the OPP Aviation Services.
Snowmobiler dies in avalanche near Valemount, B.C.
Mounties said they received a report Friday of a man who had been caught in an avalanche while on a snowmobile in the area of Clemina Creek, a popular recreation site southeast of Valemount, a B.C. town west of Jasper National Park.
The avalanche occurred as the two men were heading down, trapping one of them, a Parks Canada spokesperson told CBC News.
"We suspect that the first skier triggered a slab avalanche that we class as a size one. It has a crown that was probably 20- or 30-metres wide and 10- to 15-centimetres deep," Tim Haggarty said.