Conservation Officer Austin Valladares
March 6, 2023

Pittsburg, NH – On Saturday, March 4, 2023, rescue personnel, along with two New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers, responded to the area of Beach Road and Primary Trail 141 for a report of a female who had sustained a leg injury in a snowmobile crash.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., Colebrook Dispatch received a 911 call for a female who was injured in a snowmobile crash. Colebrook Dispatch notified members of the 45th Parallel EMS, along with Pittsburg Fire and Rescue.

The female operator involved was identified as Jody Cadieux, 66, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Scene investigation and witness statements show that Cadieux and a riding partner attempted to make a U-turn at the intersection of Primary Trail 141 and 142. Cadieux inadvertently hit the accelerator on her rented snowmobile, propelling her up and over a snow banking next to Beach Road.

Cadieux was trapped under her snowmobile for a short time until her riding partner was able to help her. Cadieux was evaluated by the 45th Parallel EMS team before being transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital for her injuries.