1 dead after snowmobile crash in north central MN

1:03 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - A north central Minnesota man is dead after a snowmobile accident near the town of Bigfork over the weekend.

The wife of 38-year-old Daniel Hollinday called the Itasca County Sheriff's Department Saturday morning around 10 a.m. and informed deputies that her husband had gone snowmobiling by himself on Friday night and had not been seen or heard from since.

About two hours later dispatchers received a call from someone who found a man laying next to a snowmobile on the ice of the Bigfork River.

Squads responding to the report found the snowmobiler, who they quickly identified as Hallinday, and pronounced him dead on the scene. Investigators determined that Hollinday's snowmobile hit a large rock on the shore of the river and threw him into some smaller rocks on the shoreline.

The Sheriff's Dept. was assisted at the scene by Itasca County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Squad, Bigfork Ambulance Service and Bigfork Fire Dept.

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