CO Jonathan Demler
Region Two Office, New Hampton, NH
February 23, 2020
Rumney, NH – Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on February 23, 2020 the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified of a snowmobile crash that occurred on the summit of Stinson Mountain in Rumney, NH. First responders from the Rumney Fire Department, Hebron Fire Department, Plymouth Fire Department, Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue, and a Conservation Officer with the Fish and Game Department worked together to establish an incident command / staging area as well as utilize various snowmobiles and tracked utility terrain vehicles to reach the crash scene at the top of Stinson Mountain via the snowmobile trail.
First responders treated Paul Dwane, 45, of Westborough, MA, and his two young daughters for serious but non-life-threatening injuries at the scene, eventually carrying them down the mountain in a tracked utility terrain vehicle to the staging area. They were then transported by ambulance to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, NH, for further treatment.
The crash was determined to be the result of an accidental grip of the snowmobile throttle as the three were remounting the snowmobile after stopping on the summit of Stinson Mountain. The snowmobile traveled 35 feet and struck several spruce trees. All of the victims were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
No further details are available this time.