A recent spike in sledding related accidents in Duluth

Updated: January 18, 2021 10:24 PM
Created: January 18, 2021 09:46 PM

A serious sledding related injury was reported Monday in Lester Park.

The unidentified victim is reported to have received serious, but non-life threatening related injuries.

This is the latest amongst dozens of similar reported accidents this January according to Duluth city officials.

Capt. Brian Black, of the Duluth City Fire Department, believes recent weather is responsible for the recent spike in cases.

“I think thats due to the icy conditions we're experiencing, we've had some really warm weather over the past couple of weeks and now its cooled off quite a bit causing some really icy conditions not only on sidewalks, but on all the trails people recreate on,” said Black.

He also offered some advice to families before they go out sledding.

“Just be super careful and pay attention to that hill. It could very well just be ice and it's going to be way faster than you would normally expect with just some nice soft fluffy snow on there,” said Black. “If it looks a little too slippery maybe go sledding somewhere else or on a different day.”

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