Second man injured when snowmobile hits pressure ridge on Rangeley Lake

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RANGELEY — A Massachusetts man was injured Friday night when the snowmobile he was driving collided with a pressure ridge on Rangeley Lake, said Cpl. John MacDonald, the spokesman for the Maine Warden Service.

Kevin Barrett, 45, of Clinton, Massachusetts, was taken by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after emergency medical responders determined his injuries were not life-threatening, MacDonald said.

Barrett was operating a 2007 Arctic Cat snowmobile. Game wardens continued Saturday to investigating factors that may have contributed to this crash.

It was the second time since Wednesday that a snowmobile hit a pressure ridge near Hunter Cove on the lake and the driver was injured.

On Wednesday, Mark Chase, 46, of Baldwin, Maryland, struck a pressure ridge near Hunter Cove and was ejected from his snowmobile. Chase was airlifted to CMMC by LifeFlight for serious injuries and is recovering, MacDonald said.

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