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11-year-old airlifted to Toronto following snowmobile crash

Youth struck tree after losing control of powerful 600 cc sled while doing 'doughnuts'
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Bracebridge Detachment are investigating a serious crash involving an 11-year-old operating a snowmobile on Kahshe Lake in Gravenhurst.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday Jan. 21, officers were called to attend a snowmobile crash on an island on Kahshe Lake. Police, accompanied by Muskoka EMS and Gravenhurst Fire attended to find that an 11-year-had apparently been doing 'doughnuts' on the ice surface when he lost control of the 600 cc machine.

The powerful snowmobile carried its operator up a steep embankment where it struck a tree. The rider and machine then tumbled back down the embankment to the ice surface.

The child was wearing a helmet but still sustained a broken arm and facial injuries. He was transported to hospital by ambulance before being flown to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

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