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2 snowmobilers injured in fiery collision on Rice Lake near Hiawatha First Nation: OPP

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Two people are injured - one seriously - after two snowmobiles collided on Rice Lake on Sunday. Now, police are looking for witnesses as they piece together what happened. Mark Giunta reports – Feb 17, 2020

Two people were injured — one seriously — after two snowmobiles collided on Rice Lake south of Peterborough, Ont. Sunday night.

Peterborough County OPP say around 10:50 p.m., emergency crews were called to the north shore of the lake in Hiawatha First Nation, 20 kilometres south of Peterborough, for a collision between two snowmobiles on the lake about 1.5 kilometres offshore.

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2 injured in snowmobile collision on Rice Lake near Hiawatha First Nation: OPP – Feb 17, 2020

OPP say a group of approximately 15 people were travelling together on snowmobiles when the collision occurred. One of the machines caught fire following the crash, police said.

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OPP and Ornge say one man in his 20s suffered serious injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. A woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

Police say two men travelling separately attended the scene due to the fire. It’s alleged members of the group of snowmobilers assaulted the two men.

OPP’s collision reconstruction team attended the scene to investigate the collision which remains under investigation.

Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding the incident. Call OPP at 705-742-0401, the non-emergency line (888) 310-1122 or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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