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At approximately 12:53 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023, a 911 call was received regarding a snowmobile crash on Trail 20 in the Town of Mercer.

A witness at the scene was instructed by emergency dispatchers on how to administer CPR to the unresponsive snowmobiler.  The call dropped and dispatch had to re-establish contact several times until emergency services arrived to take over care of the snowmobiler.  Unfortunately, life-saving measures were not successful, and the snowmobiler was pronounced deceased at the scene.

In determining the cause of the crash, investigators believe the snowmobiler failed to negotiate a curve, left the trail, and hit several trees.

Mercer Ambulance, Mercer Fire, Iron County Sheriff's deputies, and the Wisconsin DNR all reported to the scene.