One Injured After Airboat Slides Into Snowmobile

A collision between a snowmobile and an airboat in Roscommon County put one Northern Michigan man in the hospital. The airboat accident happened Saturday afternoon on Higgins Lake. The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department was using its airboat to give rides to people at Winterfest when it hit a snowmobilers. The Sheriff says an officer was giving one last ride far from the activities, when he noticed a snowmobiler in his path as he was turning around. The Sheriff says the officer coasted down to about 3 miles an hour and ended up hitting the snowmobiler and pinning his leg. The Sheriff's Department is still investigating. The man who was hit has been released from the hospital with some knee injuries.