Conservation Officer Eric Brown
February 1, 2021

Goshen, NH – On Saturday, January 30, 2021, at approximately 5:00 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game Department was notified of a single snowmobile crash with injury on Trail 6 in the town of Goshen, NH. Lempster Fire Department, Goshen Fire Department, Newport Fire and Rescue and a Conservation Officer responded to the scene. The operator was the second rider in a group of three when he failed to negotiate a turn on a slight uphill portion of the trail. The snowmobile went wide to the right side of the trail and stuck a tree throwing the operator forward off the snowmobile.

The operator, identified as Ernest Hermanson, 64, of Holland, Massachusetts, suffered an upper leg injury as a result of the crash. Snowmobilers passing by stopped and assisted Hermanson. They kept him warm by placing extra clothing underneath him and built a fire next to him while rescue personnel responded to the scene. Upon arrival, Hermanson was placed in a litter and transported by a Lempster Fire Department side-by-side approximately 1.5 miles out on the snowmobile trail to the nearest road. From there he was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to be treated for his serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

No further information available at this time.