April 25, 2018
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11-year-old injured in Bowdoin snowmobile crash

By Darcie Moore, Times Record

BOWDOIN, Maine — An 11-year-old boy hurt in a snowmobile crash Saturday was taken to a Lewiston hospital.

Bowdoin Fire Chief Tom Garrepy said firefighters responded to 67 Roberts Road at 11:58 a.m. for report of a boy injured in a snowmobile crash.

According to the Maine Warden Service, which is investigating the crash, Hunter Parker, 11, was riding on a snowmobile with his uncle on his grandfather’s land in Bowdoin when the crash took place.

“His uncle got off the snowmobile and Hunter hit the gas,” a release from Cpl. John MacDonald states. “Hunter and the sled traveled approximately 115 feet and hit a tree. Hunter fell off the sled and sustained minor injuries. Hunter was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Warden Steve Allarie is investigating the incident.”

Garrepy said Parker was not wearing a helmet. His uncle walked the boy out of the woods about a quarter of a mile to where rescuers were waiting.

The boy was conscious and alert but suffered injuries to his face.

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