The alarm about the accident came at 6pm on Saturday. The accident site is beyond a navigable road, just over five miles west of Jokkmokk.

Tried to alarm helicopter

The emergency services considered the accident as serious and tried to alert ambulance helicopters from Sweden and Norway - but it was too bad weather to fly.

At 8pm, SOS Alarm announced that the man, who is in his 50s, was taken to hospital for ambulance.