Alberta woman, 25, dead after snowmobile hits cable stretched across river south of Edmonton
RCMP are investigating a snowmobile collision that led to the death of a 25-year-old Alberta woman.
At about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, RCMP responded to a report of a serious-injury collision involving a snowmobile travelling on Blindman River near the town of Rimbey, about 125 kilometres southwest of Edmonton, Mounties said in a Monday news release. The woman driving was with her spouse and friends on two other snowmobiles when she struck a long and intertwined steel cable extending across the river, Mounties said.
Emergency medical services and fire services from Ponoka County attended before STARS air ambulance transported her to the University of Alberta hospital, where she died from her injuries. Police identified the victim as a resident of Bluffton, a hamlet about 12 kilometres north of Rimbey.
RCMP are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and ask anyone with relevant information, including who installed the steel cable across the river, to call the Rimbey detachment at 403-843-2224.
Tipsters seeking anonymity can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com.
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