Injured snowmobiler flown to Frisco hospital

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— Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers called a Flight for Life team to help a 56-year-old man who had a suspected broken leg south of Fish Creek Reservoir on Friday afternoon.

The Search and Rescue page went out at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Incident Commander Kris­­tia Check-Hill said the man apparently hit a deep depression in a field while snowmobiling with a large group. When searchers verified the accuracy of the directions to the site, Check-Hill called for the Flight for Life crew from the Frisco area. She said the searchers were with the man by 4:50 p.m., and the helicopter landed 10 minutes later. Check-Hill wasn’t sure where the man is from, but she said he wanted to go to the Frisco hospital because he lives in that area.

The mission was complete by 6:15 p.m. Friday.

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