A 45-year-old man from Kippens escaped with non-life threatening injuries, following a snowmobile accident on the island's west coast Saturday.

The RCMP said the man was injured when his machine hit a stump that was buried in the snow.

The impact threw the man from the snowmobile.

The incident occurred about 15 kilometres from the Cold Brook Trails parking lot

An off-duty RCMP officer and an off-duty nurse happened upon the injured man and provided first aid. 

The Stephenville Ground Search and Rescue team transported paramedics to the scene, and a helicopter from Pasadena was requested by health officials. 

The victim was transported to Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook for treatment.

Police said alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident.