A Massachusetts man has died after the snowmobile he was operating went through ice near the Oakland boat landing on Messalonskee Lake on Saturday (JAN 7)

According to the Bangor Daily News, Richard Dumont, 52, of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, was riding a Polaris 550 snowmobile toward the outlet of Messalonskee Lake, also known as Snow Pond, around 2:50 p.m. Saturday when it broke through thin ice.

Members of the Oakland Fire Department pulled him from the water, and Delta Ambulance staff attempted to revive him, according to a statement from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. Dumont was taken to Inland Hospital in Waterville, where he was pronounced dead.

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