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UPDATED: Second snowmobiler found

This Google map shows the area where the snowmobilers were reported missing.
This Google map shows the area where the snowmobilers were reported missing. - Google Earth
DEER LAKE, N.L. —

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has confirmed in a post on Twitter that the second missing west coast snowmobiler has been found and is being transported to hospital.

Police made the post about 20 minutes ago.

The 68-year-old man, who is from the Corner Brook area, was one of two men to go missing after separating from a group snowmobiling between Jackson's Arm and Harbour Deep on Friday.

The other man, a 64-year-old form Mount Pearl, was located on Sunday afternoon and flown to Western Memorial Regional Hospital as a precaution.

The police did not provide any details about the second man's condition in the Tweet.

Earlier story

One snowmobiler was found safely and another is still missing, following a weekend search in the western region of White Bay.

Deer Lake RCMP received a report  Friday around 4:30 p.m.,  that two men were missing after separating from a group snowmobiling between Jackson’s Arm and Harbour Deep. The other group members attempted to locate the missing men but were unsuccessful, the RCMP reported.

The helicopter located one of the missing man, a 64-year-old from Mount Pearl, this afternoon and he was flown to Western Memorial Regional Hospital as a precaution.

A 68-year-old man from Corner Brook is still missing.

A Cormorant helicopter from the Joint Rescue Command Centre was dispatched from Gander to search the area along with fire and emergency services. Poor weather and loss of lighting halted the search, which resumed Saturday morning.

RCMP officers and members of the Deer Lake Ground Search and Rescue Team are searching the area on snowmobile today. The Cormorant helicopter has also been conducting an aerial search; however, efforts have been hampered by poor weather conditions and reduced visibility.

Updated on Feb. 4

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