Searsport boy, 4, found unconscious after ATV flips, officials say

Posted Aug. 07, 2012, at 9:11 a.m.

SHIN POND, Maine — A 4-year-old boy was found unconscious Monday evening in what police are describing as an ATV-related accident, according to officials.

The boy, from Searsport, was operating a Yamaha four-wheeler about 200 feet from his grandfather’s home when he apparently attempted to drive up an incline, according to a news release from the Maine Warden Service. It appears the ATV rolled backward and landed on him, the release stated.

The child’s helmet was found near the machine; witnesses saw him wearing it earlier in the day.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital and then by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to the release.

No names are being released at this time. The incident is being investigated by the Maine Warden Service.

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/07/news/aroostook/searsport-boy-4-found-unconscious-after-atv-flips-officials-say/ printed on August 21, 2014