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Traverse City aircrew rescue injured snowmobiler in Canada

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Posted at 6:40 PM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-05 18:40:34-05

A helicopter crew from the U.S. Coast Guard in Traverse City rescued an injured snowmobiler Saturday night in southern Canada.

It happened at about 10 p.m. Saturday in a remote area of Chapleau, Ontario.

New video from Canadian media company Soo Today, shows the tense moments as an aircrew worked to save the 40-year-old man.

WATCH: Traverse City aircrew rescue injured snowmobiler:

The man was located in a heavily wooded area covered in waist deep snow, officials said. He had been traveling alone when his injury occurred.

We're told a group of snowmobilers found the man and traveled to a nearby lodge to call police. Several others built a fire to keep the man warm.

The man was transported to Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Ontario where an ambulance took him to a hospital. The man's condition is unknown at this time.