One person died in a snowmobile crash on Gull Lake Friday night.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a snowmobile crash with serious injuries on Gull Lake at 11:18 PM.
Deputies and responders arrived and found a snowmobile had been travelling on Gull Lake and crashed into the northwest side of the rocky and wooded shoreline of Birch Island.
The driver of the snowmobile, an 18-year-old male of Mendota, was located near the crash scene.
CPR was initiated by a friend of the victim that was also riding in the area. Responders continued lifesaving efforts at the scene and the victim was transported by helicopter to the hospital in St. Cloud, where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy is scheduled with the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and the investigation is continuing.
The sheriff’s office reported that this crash is the fourth serious snowmobile crash reported in Cass County this month.
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reminds all riders to “use extreme caution on trails and lakes, especially in areas that you may not be familiar with. Remember that you should never ride alone, dress for safety and survival, slow down and stay to the right on the trail or ditch, don’t drink alcohol and ride, use caution when travelling on frozen waterways, always respect private property and stay on the marked trail systems.”