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Sledder injured near Bacon Lake

A woman suffered serious injuries Sunday following a snowmobile accident.

The accident occurred near Bacon Lake, northwest of the Strathcona Dam. According to Campbell River Search and Rescue (SAR), the woman was riding along a logging road when she was thrown from the sled and struck some rocks.

Volunteers searchers were called in to mobilize the victim to allow for a helicopter evacuation. The woman was placed on a spine board and airlifted out.

The initial plan was to transfer her to an ambulance near the dam, but due to the extent of her injuries she was flown directly to Campbell River hospital.

“This was a case where the woman’s companions did everything right,” said search manager Grant Cromer in a news release. “They made a clear visible landing spot for the helicopter, they had provided immediate first aid and kept the woman warm with extra jackets and provided assistance to the SAR team in helping to move the woman to the helicopter.

“Their assistance was invaluable to us.”

SAR reminds the public that having a safety plan in place is essential for all outdoor activities.

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