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1 severely injured after NW Wisconsin snowmobile crash

Photo courtesy of Bayfield County Sheriff's Office

NAMAKAGON, WI-- One person was seriously hurt in a snowmobile crash in Bayfield County early Saturday morning.

Around 1:35 a.m. Saturday, authorities received a call reporting a snowmobile crash at a resort off of Namakagon Lake.

According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, Ryan Schelle, 23, was severely injured after colliding his snowmobile into two other parked snowmobiles.

Authorities say Shelle had been coming off the Namakagon Lake's frozen trail when the collision happened.

Shelle was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Duluth. His current condition is unknown.

The incident is under investigation by the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin DNR.

Hunter McCullough

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