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At approximately 9:25 pm Monday, the Alger County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile accident on Trail #8 approximately 1 mile north of Samuelson Rd. in Rock River Twp. of Alger County. The dispatch information indicated that 2 subjects were involved in the accident.
The Alger County Sheriff’s Office, Alger County EMS, Alger County Rescue 21, Rock River Fire Department, Rock River 1s tResponders and Valley Med flight were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival it was discovered that two snowmobiles were involved in a head-on collision causing both operators to be ejected from their snowmobiles.
Despite all efforts of emergency responders, both operators were pronounced dead at the scene. Excessive speed is believed to be the cause of the accident. The investigation is still ongoing. The names of the victims are being withheld until proper notifications can be made.