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    Maine Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash
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    LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY - JUNE 21: A sign highligting the use of snowmobiles is seen in the early morning of Midsummer on June 21, 2008 in Longyearbyen, Norway. Longyearbyen is the seat of Norwegian local administration in Svalbard, 620 miles south of the North Pole. It was founded in 1906 by the American John Munroe Longyear who started coal mining here, something that has been an important part of the history ever since. Three important mines currently work on Svalbard. Longyearbyen was only opened for general tourism in 1990 and is a haven for eco-tourists who come to see the abundant polar bears, seals and whales. Svalbard consists of a group of islands ranging from 74' to 81' North, and 10' to 35' East, thus making it the northernmost part of Norway. It boasts the world's northernmost Church, Museum and higher education facilities. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

    A Maine man died in the state's first fatal snowmobile crash this season on Saturday, according to the game warden's office.

    Bryan Sylvester, 57, of Long Pond, went for a snowmobile ride around 2 p.m.and was found dead at 7:45 p.m. following a search by game wardens.

    Sylvester had driven about one-and-a-half miles from his home onto Long Pond near Parlin Stream where it appears he struck a large snow drift, according to the game wardens.

    Sylvester was killed when he was ejected from his snowmobile onto a very uneven ice surface. He was not wearing a helmet.

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