Thursday, January 17, 2008
Snowmobile accidentMichigan State Police from the Newberry Post responded to the ice of South Manistique Lake Wednesday after a snowmobile stunt ended abruptly injuring a 32-year-old Ohio man.
According to reports, a sled operated by Harry Tommer was involved in an activity, known as “skimming” in some circles, attempting to cross a patch of open water between two iced surfaces.
Tommer hit the water at a high rate of speed, lost control and was ejected from his sled, coming to rest on the ice on the other side - but not before suffering two dislocated shoulders and facial lacerations.
Tommer was conveyed to Helen Newberry Joy Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the ill-conceived stunt.
His snowmobile was fished out of approximately 2 feet of water by others at the scene.
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