The 18th annual National Toboggan
Championships were called off following an accident that sent five
people to the hospital.
Paramedic Jane Moore of Camden First Aid Association said two
toboggans were involved in a crash at the bottom of the toboggan
chute shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday.
She said one person was flown by medical helicopter to Eastern
Maine Medical Center, with four others taken by ambulance to
Penobscot Bay Medical Center. A person at the Camden Snow Bowl said
none of the injuries were life-threatening.
About 400 teams from as far away as Georgia and California had
signed up for this year’s competition at the Camden Snow Bowl.
Teams compete by riding toboggans down a 400-foot toboggan chute
onto a frozen pond.