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Park Rapids man injured in snowmobile crash in Wadena County

Michael Lee O'Hern, 41, of 17115 Driftwood Lane in Park Rapids, was seriously injured when he was thrown from his 2006 Ski-Doo snowmobile while traveling east at 1:29 p.m. on Jan. 31 along 380th St. E. near County Road 23.

O'Hern was traveling around 30 miles per hour when his sled went over a drift of snow that launched him forward. O'Hern went over the front of the sled, landing on the hood and ground with his leg caught above the ski and below the belly pan, dragging him a short distance and breaking his right leg in two places.

O'Hern was taken to the hospital in Park Rapids and later taken to Fargo by ambulance.

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Minnesota DNR, Menahga Fire and Rescue departments and Tri-County Ambulance.