GORHAM, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Massachusetts man sustained significant injuries Friday after crashing his rented snowmobile while on a tour in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division said 30-year-old Konstantin Ioannidis of Watertown, Mass. had been operating a snowmobile as part of a guided tour group Friday morning along the Town Access Trail a short distance from Main Street in Gorham.
Shortly before noon, Ioannidis lost control of his machine and went off of the trail and stuck a tree, according to NHFG officials.
"Ioannidis was thrown from the machine upon impact and sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash," authorities said. "Immediately following the crash, a 911 call was placed from the scene to request medical assistance."
The crash scene was located close to Bellevue Place, which provided easy access for responding rescue personnel.
Ioannidis was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin for further evaluation and treatment. No update was given on his condition.
"Conservation Officers believe inexperience to be the primary factor in this crash," NHFG said. "It was determined that this had been the first time Ioannidis had ever been snowmobiling and that the crash occurred minutes into his ride."
Written by Brit Smith
(Photo: NH Fish & Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief/Facebook)