Northeast, and New York, plagued by snowmobile deaths this winter
Feb 17, 2017 12:04 am
The Associated Press reports there have been at least ten snowmobile deaths this winter in the Northeastern United States, and the mild temperatures may be the cause of most of them. Most of the accidents have taken place in New York, and most were the result of riding over thin ice. "There is more unsafe ice this winter," said Col. Andrew Jacob of the New York Forest Rangers. "In most places of the state we haven't had the bitter cold, below-zero weather you need to get really thick ice." Currently there is a search in Lake Champlain for the body of one of two Vermont men who rode across the lake Feb. 9, with one body found Feb. 15. Warmer temperatures are forecast this week throughout the area. Read the full story at AP.org.