February 23, 2013

Update: Snowmobiler seriously hurt in Jackman area accident

STAFF REPORT

A snowmombiler was seriously injured in an accident in the Jackman area and endured a seven-mile snowmobile rescue trip before he was flown by helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston Friday night, according to Jackman Fire Chief Bill Jarvis.

Jarvis said Moose River firefighters and EMTs from the Jackman Area Volunteer ambulance service brought the snowmobiler from the accident site by the fire department's snowmobile the seven miles to a waiting ambulance at the Lake Parlin Lodge in Parlin Pond Township. From there he was taken by ambulance to the airport in Jackman, where he was flown by LIfeflight helicopter to the Lewiston hospital.

Jarvis said the exact location of the accident, which was in the area of Johnson Mountain Township in the U.S. Route 201 corridoor the Canada border, will be determined today by the Maine Warden Service.

The snowmobiler's name and his condition were not available Saturday morning.

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