Two hurt in snowmobile crash next to Mount Washington
January 03. 2018 4:56AM
JEFFERSON — Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday after crashing their rented snowmobile next to Mount Washington in the area of Jefferson Notch, Fish and Game officials said.
Simone Zanini, 23, of Champagne, Ill., was driving the rented snowmobile about 4:15 p.m. when it went off the trail and into the trees.
Frederica Botti, 23, of Bondeno, Italy, was a passenger.
Zanini was able to use his cell phone to call the snow machine rental company, which contacted Fish and Game.
Along with Fish and Game, Jefferson fire and Lancaster and Gorham ambulance companies all responded.
The two were carried from the crash scene to the end of the trail, where EMTs checked on their injuries.
"A small language barrier existed, making location information and injury information more of a challenge for responders," Fish and Game said in a news release. "Temperatures at the time of the incident were just slightly above zero, raising the concern for hypothermia and other cold-related injuries."
The pair was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.
Fish and Game said the two were unfamiliar with the area and that a personal locator beacon that Zanini activated did not work.