One man was found dead after falling off a cliff during a snowmobiling trip in California’s Nevada County.
In a news release, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said witnesses reported an avalanche at around 1:45 p.m. near Frog Lake on Saturday. However, officials quickly discovered the reports were erroneous.
Death by Snowmobile
Lt. Sean Scales said the individuals were snowmobiling in the area when one of them suddenly fell off a cliff. He said the other two people suffered injuries during the trip. Despite rescue teams trying their best to save the victim using CPR, he was quickly pronounced dead at the scene.
Scales said he was not informed about the circumstances that led the three victims to the gruesome situation. Authorities were unable to disclose the identities of the people involved until after they have notified the families of the victims.
The National Library of Medicine revealed that an average of 200 people die and 14,000 others are injured in snowmobile accidents each year in North America, CNN reported.
“Today, snowmobiling has become a popular winter sport enjoyed by more than two million people of all ages in North America. However, the modern snowmobile can weigh in excess of 600 pounds and travel at speeds exceeding 90 miles per hour,” a post by the National Library of Medicine said.