PINE CITY - A search for a missing snowmobile was indefinitely suspended at 12:33 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.
At approximately 6:41 a.m. on Saturday, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a snowmobiler had broken through the ice on the St. Croix River.
Pine and Burnett County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Pine City Firefighters and the National Park Service responded to the scene, and eventually responders located a partially submerged snowmobile.
The search for the victim resumed Sunday morning, but search agencies were unable to locate any sign of the victim.
Pine County Sheriff’s Office also responded to another snowmobile accident Saturday night at approximately 9:15 on Pokegama Lake.
Pine County Sheriff’s Deputies, emergency medical personnel and the Pine City Fire Department responded to the accident.
The victim was located approximately 1000 feet from shore on the frozen lake.
The victim was found with serious life threatening injuries and was transported by rescue sled to waiting ambulance and then transported to the hospital in Mora, where an air ambulance was waiting.
It appears that the victim struck a partially submerged island and was thrown from his snowmobile.
According to the Pine County Sheriff’s office, the victim is still in critical condition as of this morning.
The incident is still under investigation.