An eleven-year-old Westford boy experienced critical and potentially life-threatening injuries following a snowmobile accident on Lake Winnipesaukee last weekend.
According to the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, the accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. this past Saturday when the boy was ejected from his snowmobile after attempting to cross a dangerous pressure ridge on the lake, located between Loches Island and Governors Island near Gilford, NH.
Two off-duty officers from the Gilford Police Department, along with the Gilford Fire and Rescue Department, were among the first responders to the scene. The officers, who were at the lake fishing prior to the crash, quickly provided medical aid to the boy after they witnessed the accident.
The boy was then transported via helicopter to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where medical professionals concluded he had suffered severe injuries from the impact, which they determined could potentially be life-threatening. The boy’s current condition remains unknown.