Snowmobiler badly hurt in Winnipesaukee crash

Josie Albertson-Grove, The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester
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Feb. 20—A man snowmobiling Friday afternoon on Lake Winnipesaukee near Alton was seriously injured in a crash.

Anthony Silvestri, 49, of Milton was snowmobiling on the lake just before 4 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Snow was still falling, and conservation officers said Silvestri was riding in nearly white-out conditions. He could not see the pile of hardened snow in front of him.

The snowmobile hit the pile, and flipped end-over-end multiple times.

Alton Fire-Rescue, Alton Police and state Conservation Officers rushed out onto the ice, and took Silvestri to Portsmouth Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.