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March 11. 2012 11:01PM

Littleton woman injured in snowmobile accident

LEBANON — A 49-year-old Littleton woman was in stable condition Sunday night at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after she was injured Saturday in a rollover snowmobile crash on Lake Umbagog near Errol.

Myriam O'Neill suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to New Hampshire Fish and game investigators, at about 2 p.m. when she was involved in the single-vehicle accident while riding across Sunday Cove in the northeast part of the lake.

O'Neill lost control of the snowmobile on the frozen lake and crashed on the ice, Officer Mark Ober Jr. said in a news release issued from Fish and Game's Region One office in Lancaster.

“Members Mrs. O'Neill's riding group provided initial first aid until volunteers from Errol Rescue could respond with their … ATV to transport Ms. O'Neill across most of the lake to the boat launch off Route 26 in Errol … .” Ober wrote.

There, he said, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopter picked O'Neill up and flew her to DHMC.

Although the crash occurred on a portion of the lake that's in Maine, Errol Rescue — the closest emergency response team to the site — was dispatched to render aid, according to Ober. He said a member of O'Neill's riding group summoned help by riding across the lake to Paradise Point where he was able to find a resident who dialed 911. Fish and Game conservation officers and members of the Errol Fire Department also assisted in the rescue, Ober wrote.


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