Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force search and rescue crews were called to action on Tuesday.
A CC-130 Hercules and CH-146 Griffon were used to help rescue an injured snowmobiler.
The snowmobiler had fallen off his machine, landing on ice. He was at a remote camp, approximately 20 kms north of Attawapiskat.
Rescue aircraft from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron were requested to assist in the medical evacuation due to the remote location. First responders were unable to evacuate by ground due to suspected injuries.
Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue Technicians parachuted from the CC-130 Hercules to the scene and stabilized the patient alongside Canadian Rangers who arrived from Attawapiskat.
Master Corporal Brent Nolasco, Search and Rescue Technician says they stabilized the patient in a hunting camp and the Rangers and the snowmobiler’s family kept a fire going to keep everyone warm.
Captain Richard Gough, CH-146 Griffon aircraft commander says from the camp, they flew to Moosonee where the patient was transferred to the Hercules to be flown to hospital in Sudbury.
Here is a video of the rescue efforts: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/988886089338417152