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Man airlifted to hospital after snowmobile crash in remote area of Newfoundland
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
CLARENVILLE, N.L. -- RCMP in Newfoundland say a snowmobiler was taken to hospital with unknown injuries after being rescued in a remote area of Random Island.
Officers were called to the area Sunday night after the vehicle crashed on a pond near Deer Harbour in an area that is only accessible by snowmobile.
Police, paramedics and search-and-rescue operators made it to the scene by snowmobile, while the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax dispatched a civilian helicopter to assist.
A 36-year-old man was later airlifted to hospital in St. John's, N.L., for treatment.
The Mounties say the injured man was wearing a helmet.
There's no word on what caused the crash.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2020.