Tricounty News

Snowmobile crash

Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a snowmobile crash at 1:19 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Big Birch Lake shoreline, Section 32, Millwood Township. Donald Sealock, 45 of Melrose, was driving his 2000 Polaris Indy 500 CC snowmobile on Big Birch Lake with his children Spencer, 5, and Kelsey, 7, seated on separated inflatable inner tubes and being towed behind the snowmobile. As Donald negotiated a turn with the snowmobile on Big Birch Lake, the radius for the turn became larger for the children seated on the inner tubes. Spencer is further out and reaches the shoreline, where he collides into the dock. Spencer is transported by LifeLink Air to St. Cloud Hospital for observation and treatment of injuries.