A 12 year old boy from Aroostook County is dead following an accident while skiing.

According to WMTW, 12 year old Ethan Townsend died following an accident at Lonesome Pine Trails.

It is not clear exactly when the accident occurred.

It appears that Townsend had been a student at Valley Rivers Middle School in the MSAD 27 school district.

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