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Snowmobiler Dies in Three LakesSubmitted: 03/23/2013
Snowmobiler Dies in Three Lakes
Story By Lyndsey Stemm

THREE LAKES - A Chicago area man died in a snowmobile crash in Three Lakes this morning.

A 31-year-old snowmobiler was on Trail 13 in Three Lakes. Police say he may have lost control of his sled when he hit a tree.

The Ministry Spirit 2 helicopter was called to the site, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name is not available yet while police notify his family, but we're told he's from the Chicago area.



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