ORRINGTON, Maine — A local man who went out scouting for deer in his favorite hunting area around Bald Mountain died Thursday after the ATV he was riding rolled and he was caught underneath.
Dion Seymour Jr., 57, left his home around 9 a.m. Thursday morning. His wife called authorities around 9 that evening to report him missing and a search involving seven game wardens was started.
A Maine State Police trooper found Seymour’s truck parked on Old County Way off Winkumpaugh Road in Ellsworth, which is located on the south side of Dedham’s Bald Mountain.
That allowed the game wardens, some on ATVs, to focus their search, and just before midnight they found Seymour’s body pinned under his machine, according to Sgt. Kevin Adam of the Maine Warden Service.
Seymour had been riding on a steep trail with a granite ledge and apparently lost control of his all-terrain vehicle and it rolled over onto him, Adam said.
He died as a result of the injuries.
Seymour was not wearing a helmet, Deborah Turcotte, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said Friday.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor, a press release about the incident states.
In addition to the Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police, personnel from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Ellsworth Fire Department assisted in the search and body recovery.