January 18, 2017

IFW NEWS -- A man is dead after an overnight snowmobile crash in Sidney

A man is dead after an overnight snowmobile crash in Sidney. Jeffrey Fisher, 32, from Sidney, was found dead along the shoreline of Messalonskee Lake after he became separated from his friend while on a snowmobile ride. The Maine Warden Service determined that Fisher crashed his snowmobile and was ejected onto rocks at the shoreline. A responding paramedic unit from Delta Ambulance pronounced Fisher dead on scene.

Fisher was operating an Artic-Cat snowmobile and was wearing a helmet. Speed is likely a contributing factor in this crash based upon an initial witness statement and evidence at the scene. Members of the Warden Service Evidence Recovery and Forensic Mapping Units assisted in the investigation as well as Sidney Fire and Rescue. An autopsy will be performed by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Augusta. This case remains under investigation. This is Maine’s fourth snowmobile related fatality this season.