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Update: Snowmobiler crashes into tree

Emergency crews get ready to transport an injured snowmobiler to a Bemidji hospital Wednesday afternoon. (Sarah Smith / Park Rapids Enterprise)
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Update: Snowmobiler crashes into tree
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An Annandale snowmobile rider was hospitalized in Bemidji late Wednesday afternoon following an accident outside Nevis.

He was taken by ambulance to North Country Regional Hospital.

A Nevis firefighter at the scene said Kevin John Andrews, 45, likely broke his arm after colliding with a tree off County Road 82, near the intersection of Highway 33 near Nevis.

A nursing supervisor listed him in good condition Thursday.

Andrews was leading another snowmobiler through a groomed trail off the highway when the accident occurred around 3:30.

It appeared as if he was heading through a gated area when he got too close to a tree. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Department, which investigated the crash, blamed the accident on icy conditions.

Nevis firefighters, the sheriff's department and North Memorial ambulance all responded.