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Mass. Man Trapped Under Overturned Snowmobile
04/04/2013 09:54 AM ET  

Authorities say Paul Lessard, 64, survived for 20 hours under his snowmobile, which had overturned in a ditch with running water.

ST. JOHN PLANTATION, Maine (AP) _ Maine game wardens say a Massachusetts man survived being trapped under an overturned snowmobile for 20 hours.

Wardens say searchers on Wednesday morning found 64-year-old Paul Lessard of Milford, Mass., underneath his overturned snowmobile in a ditch with running water in St. John Plantation, near the Canadian border.

Wardens determined that Lessard had been trapped since the previous day. They say he was conscious but showing signs of hypothermia following a frigid night with snow squalls. He was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center and then transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he was listed in fair condition.

Wardens began searching for Lessard on Tuesday after a friend reported that he was overdue. He had left a rental camp Tuesday morning in Fort Kent.


 

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