Man dies while pushing ATV out of the mud in Waterboro

Posted Sept. 17, 2012, at 5:36 p.m.

WATERBORO, Maine — A 47-year-old man died Monday afternoon while trying to push an ATV out of the mud in Waterboro, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Few details were available about the incident Monday evening. The service stated in its announcement it is not yet releasing the man’s name, and his cause of death is described in the release as “a medical event” which took place while the victim and two other friends attempted to push the ATV free.

According to game wardens, the man was operating a Polaris RZR ATV, which accommodates two passengers, on wooded trails in Waterboro when the vehicle became stuck in the mud. The man died at approximately 2 p.m. during the group effort to move the ATV out of the mud.

Maine Game Warden Eric Blanchard was identified in the service announcement as the primary investigating officer, while Warden Sergeant Tim Spahr was credited with assisting on the case. The York County Sheriff’s Office and Waterboro Fire and Rescue Department were also at the scene, according to the warden service.

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