A 22-year-old man from Bryant, Wis., was killed Friday as a result of a snowmobile accident.
The Bayfield County Communications Center received a report around 11:43 p.m. about the accident at the intersection of Fire Tower Road and Forest Road 242 in Iron River. The caller indicated the man had hit a tree and was unresponsive.
Iron River Ambulance responded to the scene and initiated CPR. The patient was transported by ground ambulance and met with an Ashland paramedic unit. Life-saving efforts were attempted but the man suffered severe traumatic injuries and died as a result of the accident.
The victim was snowmobiling with three friends and was second in line. He passed his friend and a short time later lost control while trying to negotiate the corner off Fire Tower Road onto Forest Road 242, striking a tree.
Responding to the scene was the Iron River Ambulance, Ashland Paramedic unit, wardens from DNR and Deputies from the Bayfield County Sheriff's department. His name will not be released at this time, pending notification of relatives.