One dead after snowmobile accident north of Nipawin
A Friday evening snowmobile collision near White Fox has claimed the life of a 20-year-old male.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene of a single snowmobile collision, where they treated the driver for life-threatening injuries.
The driver was transported to Nipawin Hospital for further treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.
RCMP say alcohol was not a factor in the incident but speed and improper equipment did play a role in the collision.
Authorities are reminding the public of the importance of snowmobile safety, proper use of operator protective equipment, snowmobile upkeep and equipment and safe operation of snowmobiles in regards to weather and visibility.
Additionally, snowmobile operators are advised to use caution as several trails are not fully marked due to lack of snow.
Low snow levels pose increased danger for snowmobilers
Chris Brewer, the CEO of the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association, says that low snow levels pose increased danger for snowmobile operators.
In addition to unmarked trails, Brewer says that rocks, stumps, and culverts are exposed.
Brewer says the safety factor will greatly increase once crews are able to groom the trails given enough snowfall.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad and Chris Morin.