Snowmobilers Seriously Injured in New Hampshire

Two snowmobilers sustained life threatening injuries in New Hampshire over the weekend.

Brandon Quinn, 57 of Meredith, New Hampshire, was traveling at 45 m.p.h. from Alton Bay to Meredith on Lake Winnipesaukee. Quinn’s snowmobile struck an ice pressure ridge causing him to be ejected about 75 feet.

Lakes Region Mutual Fire, Gilford EMS and police departments responded to the scene. Quinn was transported to Concord Hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Quinn was wearing a helmet at the time of his accident. No further details are available at this time regarding his status.

On Sunday, Michael Patti, 37 of Fitchburg, Massachusetts lost control of his snowmobile resulting it to roll on top of him.

Patti was operating his snowmobile on Lake Potanipo in Brookline, New Hampshire. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Patti was transported to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester where he is being treated for life threatening injuries.

Conservation officers, Brookline Police Department and Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division say speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors to the crash.

The incident is still under investigation and there is no further information at this time.

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