(THUNDER BAY, ON) – North of Thunder Bay, down Highway 527, a man was significantly injured during a snow machine accident.
Members with the Thunder Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services, Ornge, and Superior North EMS responded to the scene. The Ornge helicopter landed on Highway 527.
Initial reports by the Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services report that two snowmachines had been involved in a collision. People close to the victim and the incident are saying that there was no collision.
Further, sources indicate that the victim might have been run over by a snowmachine.
There are multiple versions of what happened out down Highway 527. We are uncertain which if any are accurate. We await confirmation from the OPP on what went down.
Below is the tense moments where first responders are waiting by the air ambulance for the patient to arrive from the scene of the accident.