Mankato Snowmobiler Injured 12 Mar 12

A southern Minnesota man lost overnight while snowmobiling in northern Minnesota has been found with severe injuries. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says that 41-year-old John Bastian of Mankato was riding with a group of snowmobilers Friday evening on the Arrowhead Snowmobile Trail near Cook when he apparently got separated from the group. After he failed to show up at his destination he was reported missing. A passer-by on the trail called 911 Saturday morning at about 9am to report that he’d found Bastian. He has been hospitalized with unspecified injuries.