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.