Report: Man crawls more than 2 miles after breaking leg in snowmobile crash

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.

MEXICO, Maine — A man who broke his leg in a snowmobile accident crawled 2½ miles to get help last week, according to a report in the Sun Journal.

Nicholas Brown, 57, told the Sun Journal he was coming back from the clubhouse of the Mexico Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, of which he is an officer, at around 9 p.m. last Thursday when he hit an icy patch and lost control.

“I felt my leg get pulled under the sled, and then it snapped,” he told the Sun Journal. He said he didn’t have a cell phone to call for help, so he dragged himself with his elbows a mile and a half to a nearby road, then crawled another mile to a friend’s house.

He arrived at the friend’s house at around 3:30 a.m. Friday, more than six hours after the crash, the report said.

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The Maine Warden Service said in a news release that the trail was covered with ice at the time of the crash and that alcohol was not involved.

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