CROSSLAKE — A 59-year-old man was injured Monday, Jan. 11, when the snowmobile he was operating rolled on the north end of Cross Lake, east of the Wharf channel in Crosslake.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office was called at 1:26 p.m. to respond to the single snowmobile crash off Crow Wing County Highway 66.
The sheriff’s office reported the operator, Peter King of Andover, struck an ice ridge on the lake, causing the snowmobile to roll over. King was riding near a marked trail system on the lake, but not on it.
King had a possible leg injury and was transported by North Memorial Health Ambulance to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
The Crosslake police and fire departments and Minnesota DNR Enforcement Division assisted the sheriff’s office at the scene.
Sheriff Scott Goddard in a news release wanted to remind snowmobilers to always ride in groups, stay on marked trails and drive at safe speeds.
“Ice conditions can change daily, and even marked trail systems can have dangerous obstacles that can be difficult to navigate if driving at a high rate of speed,” Goddard stated.