Snowmobile crash claims 6-year-old girl’s life
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on February 22, 2021 at 3:17 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a snowmobile crash with serious injuries at a residence in Gould Township, rural Federal Dam, MN.
Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned that an adult female, age 35, and a juvenile female, age 6, both of Federal Dam, MN were operating a 2004 Ski-Doo snowmobile in the yard area of their residence when the snowmobile struck a stump, launching the machine down an embankment to Leech Lake and into a tree. CPR and lifesaving efforts were being performed on scene to the juvenile female, however she was pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult female was treated on scene and transported by ambulance to a Bemidji, MN hospital for further treatment. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office and the investigation is ongoing.
Assisting on scene was the Federal Dam Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial AirCare.