STEPHENVILLE A woman had to be airlifted to hospital after falling off a snowmobile near Lewis Hills Friday afternoon.
Shortly after 3 p.m., the Bay St. George Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a report that a 53-year-old woman injured her back in the popular western Newfoundland snowmobiling destination.
Police coordinated the efforts of the Stephenville and Kippens Ground Search and Rescue Team, Russellâ€™s Ambulance Services of Stephenville, and Universal Helicopters of Pasadena. Ground Search and Rescue volunteers transported paramedics to the site, which was 34 kilometres from Cold Brook. Once emergency medical services personnel stabilized the woman for transport, she was airlifted by helicopter to Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook.
The womanâ€™s injuries were not life threatening, accordingto police, and no charges are pending.