Snowmobile accident in Voyageurs National Park sends one to the hospital

By KBJR News 1

Snowmobile accident in Voyageurs National Park sends one to the hospital

January 12, 2014 Updated Jan 12, 2014 at 1:25 PM CDT

International Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A Ramsey, Minn. man was sent to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries after he crashed his snowmobile while riding in Voyageurs National Park.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Crane Lake inside the park around midnight on Sunday on the report of a snowmobile accident.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found 54 year old Mark James Gornick had sustained injuries to his back and right knee after he struck a large snowbank. Gornick was transported to Cook Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, however authorities believe excessive speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
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