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Search and Rescue at the scene of serious snowmobile incident

Vernon Search and Rescue, along with the B.C. Ambulance Service, is at the scene of a serious snowmobile incident in the Owl Head area in Sicamous.
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January 09, 2015 - 4:05 PM

SICAMOUS - Vernon Search and Rescue is at the scene of a serious snowmobile accident in Sicamous.

Spokesperson for Vernon SAR Leigh Pearson says crews were called out to a report of an injured snowmobiler in the Owlhead area in Sicamous the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 9.

While we have yet to receive confirmation from the B.C. Coroners Service, Pearson says it appears the individual has died.

“Right now we’re trying to, with the coroner’s permission, recover the subject’s remains,” Pearson says. “Our guys in the helicopter are running out of daylight. It’s really touch and go whether we’re going to be able to pull it off.”

The B.C. Ambulance Service also responded to the call and sent its critical care helicopter team.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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