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      February 5, 2010

East Hampstead Man Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Accident

CONCORD, N.H. -- On Thursday, February 4, 2010, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Bernard Czeremin, age 52, of East Hampstead, N.H., suffered life-threatening injuries from a snowmobile accident on Big Island Pond in Hampstead.  Czeremin was operating his snowmachine on a drawn-down section of the lake with exposed logs and lake bottom.  He struck a dirt mound, went airborne and was thrown from the snowmobile, sustaining serious injuries.  He was not wearing a helmet.  Czeremin was transported by DHART helicopter to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 

The accident is under investigation by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement Division.  High speed is believed to have been a factor.

Emergency responders included personnel from Hampstead Police and Fire departments and Derry Police and Fire departments.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department urges snowmobilers to ride safely and at a reasonable speed for the existing conditions, and to stick to the designated trail system.


For tips on safe and responsible snowmobile operation, visit

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