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Forum News Service, Published December 30 2013

Bemidji man dies in snowmobile crash

BEMIDJI, Minn. - A Bemidji man died from injuries suffered during a snowmobile crash reported early Saturday morning in Bemidji.

Seth Ryan, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 5 a.m. Saturday despite the efforts of emergency responders, police said in a release Monday. Ryan collided with a mailbox, telephone pedestal and multiple trees before he came to rest in the north ditch of Sherman Drive near the east side of Lake Bemidji, the release said.

He appeared to have been riding alone.

The Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the call, with assistance from the Bemidji Fire Department, Bemidji Ambulance and the Minnesota State Patrol.