N.Y. teen who died after snowmobile fell through ice is remembered
Arthur Pierre Remy — the 15-year-old who died when a snowmobile crashed through the ice Saturday on Lake Winnipesaukee — is described in heartfelt terms in his obituary.
Released Thursday, the obituary describes a boy who was active in sports, ran a fledgling business involving fishing lures, and maintained a Boston sports affinity despite a downstate New York address.
“Arthur had an amazing, open spirit and a zest for life. With a twinkle in his blue eyes and an easy grin, he brightened any room the moment he stepped in,” reads the obituary.
Remy died Saturday when a snowmobile piloted by his father went into water off Rattlesnake Island in Alton.
Although Arnauld Remy was rescued, his son’s body was not located until the following day. Divers with New Hampshire Fish and Game found the body in about 70 feet of water.
According to previous news reports, the father and son were participants of The Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby and decided to go for a ride.
The accident took place the same day that two other snowmobilers crashed through thin ice and died.
Officials have said that heavy snow atop a light layer of ice had given a false impression of sufficient ice thickness.
The obituary describes a near fairy-tale life.
Remy lived in Mamaroneck, a village of 29,000 in Westchester County, N.Y.
He was born in London and spent summers with family in France and on Lake Winnipesaukee.
“A New Englander at heart, Arthur’s greatest passion was the outdoors: fishing, hunting, archery, sailing and countless water sports,” the obituary reads.
It said he was a steadfast fan of the Red Sox and New England Patriots, and endured a lot of heat from New York friends.
“He was sincere, selfless and joyful, and left a lasting impression on whoever crossed his path.”