A snowmobiler died Saturday afternoon in a crash on the east side of Mount Kineo on Moosehead Lake.

Rockwood Fire & Rescue in Somerset County responded to the accident, which is being investigated by the Maine Warden Service. The name of the victim and details of the accident had not been released as of about noon Sunday.

Betty Reckards, an EMT with Rockwood Fire & Rescue, said Sunday that she and two others from her department traveled Saturday about four miles by snowmobile with a rescue sled to the accident site on Trail 66.

They traveled in frigid temperatures about a mile across Moosehead Lake from Rockwood and another three or so miles up the trail to where the accident occurred, Reckards said.

She said the victim, a man, was snowmobiling with a group of friends. She didn’t release other details, referring questions to the Maine Warden Service.

A call to the Warden Service was not immediately returned late Sunday morning.

The Somerset County Communications log listed the crash as reported at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

Reckards said she and others were called to respond at that time and did not return until about 7 p.m.

Rockwood is an unorganized territory on the west side of Moosehead Lake in northeast Somerset County.

Mount Kineo is on the Kineo peninsula which juts out into Mooshead Lake.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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