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Man, 30, injured in Pierce County snowmobile crash

A Plum City man was hospitalized after being injured Sunday, Jan. 15 in a snowmobile crash.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Joshua Larson was taken by ambulance to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire after the crash, reported at 12:02 p.m. in the town of Union.

According to deputies, Larson was on a snowmobile trail when he lost control and was thrown from the machine. He sustained injuries to his arm and leg, according to a news release.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Department of Natural Resources officials, the Maiden Rock-Plum City Area Ambulance Service and Plum City firefighters.

The incident was the second snowmobile-related crash in less than a week in Pierce County. An Ellsworth man died on Thursday after his snowmobile collided with a vehicle in Prescott.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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