Helicopter lifts snowmobiler to safety after backcountry crash

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A helicopter was called in to rescue an injured snowmobiler in the backcountry on Monday afternoon.

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Crowsnest Pass RCMP received a call at 2:30 p.m. of a downed snowmobiler near Coleman, Alta., in an area known by emergency responders and not accessible by truck or other vehicles, due to steep and high mountainous terrain.

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The 25-year-old from Hillcrest, Alta., had spent the day in the mountains with a friend when he hit a tree.

Kananaskis Mountain Rescue, Crowsnest Pass Fire Department and EMS were called in for assistance and it was determined a helicopter long line was the best way to get to the snowmobiler.

He was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“This rescue was a great example of how multiple agencies work together for a common goal,” said Sgt. Randy Guinchard, Crowsnest Pass RCMP detachment commander, in a press release. “Due to the quick thinking of all emergency responders involved, the injured male was safely and quickly rescued and was able to receive medical attention.”

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the incident. No charges are pending.

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