A Kitchener man is facing charges in connection to a snowmobile crash in Georgian Bay Township. The Southern Georgian Bay OPP says its snowmobile patrol unit was called just before midnight on Friday about a sledding crash. Officers found the male driver of the snowmobile at a cottage in the South Bay area with serious injuries. They used a rescue sled to get him from the cottage to a nearby marina and into an ambulance to get to the hospital.

The 27-year-old was charged with Careless Operation contrary to the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act. The OPP says he was likely driving too fast for the conditions and was unfamiliar with the area.

The Southern Georgian Bay OPP says it was actively patrolling snowmobile trails over the weekend, and charged two drivers for licensing issues along with the crash related charge. Officers also conducted RIDE checks and monitored around 230 sledders.

The majority of snowmobile trails in Muskoka remain unavailable or limited availability. You can stay up-to-date on trails in your area with the OFSC online map.