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Boy is airlifted after snowmobile accident on Lake Winnipesauke


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The 11-year-old was trying to get over a ‘dangerous pressure ridge’ when his snowmobile flipped over

According to a statement from New Hampshire Fish and Game, two officers from the off-duty Gilford Police Department, who were fishing at the time, and Gilford Fire and Rescue responded to the accident. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Team

An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after a snowmobile accident on Lake Winnipesauke in Gilford, New Hampshire.

Two off-duty Gilford police officers, who were fishing at the time, and Gilford firefighters responded to the accident, according to a statement from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

The crash happened between Loches Island and Governors Island around 4pm, and the boy was with three others on the lake when he attempted to cross a ‘dangerous pressure ridge’. The boy was unable to cross and in doing so, his snowmobile overturned, throwing him out of the vehicle.

Gilford Fire and Rescue concluded that the boy had very serious and life-threatening injuries. He was then airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment.



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