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Snowmobiler Hurt In Crash Near Cle Elum

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CLE ELUM, Wash. - Another snowmobiling incident happened in Kittitas County Saturday. A Renton man was hurt when he lost control and went down a 400 foot embankment. It happened around 4:00 p.m. near Forest Service Road 4510 off the Woods and Steele Road.

Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputies, Search and Rescue crews and Hospital District Two personnel all responded to the scene. 

First responders said it appeared he suffered a broken leg. 

Those riding with him said he was going about 40 miles per hour. The Sheriff's Office said speed and poor visibility likely contributed to the crash.

A snowmobiler was separated from his group Friday night in Kittitas County, as well. He was found safe around 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

"This is a good example of why snowmobilers as well as skiers and snowshoeing groups need to stay close together and keep track of each other. This could have ended in tragedy if our SAR folks had been unable to locate this individual when they did," said Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana.

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