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Man Dies After Snowmobile Breaks Through Ice on Maine Lake

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    Man Dies After Snowmobile Breaks Through Ice on Maine Lake
    Maine State Police

    Authorities in Maine say a 52-year-old Massachusetts man has died after a snowmobile he was operating fell through thin ice on a lake.

    The state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says Richard Dumont of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, was riding a snowmobile owned by a friend and business partner on Messalonskee Lake in Oakland when it broke through the ice. It happened shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.

    Witnesses called 911 and fire department personnel used an ice rescue sled to pull Dumont from the water. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

    The Maine Warden Service says this is the second snowmobile-related fatality this season and they urge people to use extreme caution on any body of water.

    An investigation is continuing.

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