Police say a 46-year-old Moncton man is lucky to be alive after a snowmobiling mishap this week in the Blackville area.

A snowmobiler got stuck off Cains River Road in Blackville

The snowmobiler got stuck in the snow in the woods off Cains River Road in Blackville. (Google Maps)

The man left Moncton on Tuesday morning, parked his trailer on Cains River Road and headed to a camp about 13 kilometres into the woods.

But by 8 p.m., when the man still hadn't returned home, police were called.

RCMP and Natural Resources officers found him around midnight, taking shelter under a tree about half a kilometre away from the camp.

He had hypothermia and his core temperature was dangerously low, said Const. Eric Anderson.

The man told officers his snowmobile had become stuck at about noon and he was unable to return to the camp due to the deep snow, said Anderson.

He was taken to a hospital in Miramichi by ambulance and transferred to Moncton for further treatment, he said.