Update #2: A GoFundMe account has been set up to aid Bracebridge resident Jake Thomas’ recovery after he sustained serious injuries in a snowmobile accident on Saturday. If you would like to donate, visit this link https://www.gofundme.com/87-jake-thomass-road-to-recovery
Update: 44-year-old Jake Thomas of Bracebridge remains in hospital in Toronto with serious injuries after a snowmobile accident on Saturday. An accomplished cinematographer, Thomas is well known in Muskoka as the owner of Riley Lake Productions, and as co-owner of Applause Toy Stores with his wife, Jenny. He is also the son of musician Ian Thomas. According to friends, Thomas has undergone a number of extensive surgeries over the weekend, and has suffered a number of broken bones, including a vertebral fracture that has left his lower limbs paralyzed.
A 44-year-old Bracebridge man was hospitalized today with serious injuries following a snowmobile accident on Trail D.
Bracebridge OPP responded to a single vehicle, motorized snow vehicle (MSV) collision that occurred this morning, Saturday January 7th just before 11:00 a.m.
The vehicle was being driven on Trail D near South Monck Drive in Bracebridge and police believe that it struck a hole and rolled, causing the operator to be ejected.
The 44-year-old Bracebridge man operating the vehicle was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.
The investigation is on-going and police, along with the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), would like to remind enthusiasts that the local trail system is NOT open yet, nor are the trails considered safe at this time.
For information of trail conditions and closures, please refer to the OFSC website at http://www.ofsc.on.ca/
(Photo of Thomas via https://www.gofundme.com/87-jake-thomass-road-to-recovery )