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Manitoba Snowmobiler Killed After Collision with Tree

January 31, 2023 11:33 AM | News

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A 27-year-old man has been killed after his snowmobile collided with a tree in northern Manitoba.

Nelson House RCMP were notified on Monday about an overdue community member who had gone out on a snowmobile the previous day, but hadn’t returned home.

It’s believed the man was heading towards a camp located north of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.


Officers were alerted a short time later that the man had been located deceased along the trail to the camp.

Police say the man was travelling along the shores of Footprint Lake at a high rate of speed when he collided with a tree. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Nelson House RCMP continue to investigate.