Alger County officials rescue crashed snowmobiler

Jan 14, 2019

MELSTRAND, MI--   A snowmobiler has been injured in Alger County.

Sunday around 11:10 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Trail #8 near Melstrand.

Investigation reveals the driver was westbound when he left the trail and struck a tree. The man was extricated from the scene by Alger County Rescue 21 and taken to Munising Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to UPHS-Marquette by Valley Med Flight.

Excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the accident.

The driver’s name is being withheld at this time.