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March 17, 2012

Five hurt in Wisp snow tubing accident

MCHENRY — At least five people were injured Saturday in a snow tubing accident at the Wisp Resort in Garrett County.

A tube carrying the victims reportedly ran off one of the downhill tracks and struck a light pole at the Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park about 3:20 p.m.

A Garrett County 911 dispatcher said two victims were taken by Maryland State Police Trooper 5 and HealthNet helicopters to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

Three additional victims were taken by Northern Garrett Rescue Squad to Ruby Memorial.

Initial reports from the scene indicated two children were seriously injured in the accident.

Southern Rescue Squad, Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company, Maryland State Police and the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office also assisted.

Further details were not available from Wisp Resort officials.

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