Muskoka To-DAILY

2 snowmobilers rescued in Baysville on Friday, Saturday nights after getting stuck in snow and hitting tree

BAYSVILLE — A pair of 51-year-old snowmobilers had to be pulled out of the bush here in separate but similar incidents Friday and Saturday night by firefighters, paramedics and police after one got stuck in deep snow and the other he hit a tree with his sled.

Police say that on Saturday February 22, just before 10 p.m.Lake of Bays Fire Department along with Muskoka EMS and Huntsville OPP were notified of a called to a tree on OFSC trail D close to Highway #117 Baysville, Ontario.

With the assistance of Lake of Bays Fire, the victim a 51-year-old male from Waterloo was taken by rescue bed out to the ambulance where he was transported to a local hospital, then by air ambulance to a TorontoHospital.  The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

That incident follows a similar one 24 hours earlier.

Police say that on Friday February 21, just after 7 p.m. emergency services were called about a missing snowmobiler on BigwinIsland, also in Lake of Bays Twp.

Robert Breithaupt, 51, of Lake of Bays had gone out for a ride on his machine on BigwinIsland when he became stuck in the deep snow.

Friends of the sledder had been contacted to assist, but due to the incumbent weather they were unable to attend.

And emergency services were called to assist in locating Mr. Breithaupt.

The OPP detachment snow machines, Lake of Bays Fire and EMS attended Port Cunnington Road in preparation of starting a search.

Just before 10 p.m. Breithaupt was located uninjured and transported back to his residence.

Huntsville OPP would like to remind avid snowmobilers to always check weather before heading out, tell someone your planned route and always carry a cell phone.

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