Two snowmobilers hospitalized in separate crashes
STONE BANK --- Flight for Life was called out to Okauchee Lake Saturday evening after two snowmobilers crashed.
According to the Stone Bank Fire Department the two crashes were separate. Both of the snowmobilers were riding on Okauchee Lake around 5:30 p.m. when they hit an ice heave that caused their sleds to go airborne.
"Both were thrown and ejected from their sleds," Stone Bank Fire Department Assistant Chief Tony Agnello said. "Both were treated and transported."
Flight for Life was called for one of the patients and the other was taken by ambulance to Froedtert Hospital. Both snowmobilers are in stable condition.
Agnello said ice heaves happen on lakes throughout the area.
"[An] Ice heave is when the ice binds together and forces pressure of the ice going together and then it binds and breaks upward," Agnello said. "It causes angled pieces of ice as the ice fractures across."
The Stone Bank Fire Department wasn't sure if the two snowmobilers knew each other.