An air ambulance could be seen leaving a South Canoe property on Sunday, Feb. 2. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

An air ambulance could be seen leaving a South Canoe property on Sunday, Feb. 2. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Man injured while sledding with kids on Salmon Arm property

Air ambulance called as a precaution but not required.

Salmon Arm Fire and Rescue crews, as well as ambulances and a medivac helicopter, responded to a rural Salmon Arm property after a snowmobile crash trapped one man on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Between 2 and 3 p.m., first responders rushed to a large rural property on 60th Street SE in the South Canoe neighbourhood. According to Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley, a snowmobile with three passengers on board crashed in a wooded part of the property. Shirley said the two children were able to free themselves from the wreck easily but a man was pinned by the sled.

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Shirley said firefighters and rescue unit volunteers were able to free the man, who had broken ribs. They then hauled him up a steep and snow-covered bank using ropes and a stretcher before carrying him to the waiting ambulance.

A helicopter had been called as a precaution but wasn’t required.



jim.elliot@saobserver.net

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