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Man injured in snowmobile crash on Lake Miltona

A 27-year-old man from Ireland was injured in a snowmobile crash on Lake Miltona on Friday afternoon.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Aidan Mchugh was reportedly unconscious and about 300 feet from shore near the area of Krohnfeldt Drive, off of County Road 5. He was reportedly driving the snowmobile and was out with another snowmobiler, but that driver didn't see the crash happen, according to the sheriff's office. 

Mchugh was flown by LifeLink III to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries . The crash was reported at 2:49 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, according to the sheriff's office. 

Responding units included the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Miltona First Responders, North Ambulance and LifeLink III.

No further information was provided by the sheriff's office.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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