At approximately 1 a.m., two men riding on a snowmobile lost control of their machine and crashed on the shore line in MacDougall Lake. The 23-year-old driver, a St. George man, died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The 22-year-old passenger was taken to the Saint John Regional Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries. He remains in hospital.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the snowmobile possibly struck a large bed of rocks while they were crossing the lake which made the riders loose control of the machine.
District 1 RCMP and the Coroner’s office are continuing the investigation.
The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification to his family.