NH man dead, son injured in snowmobile accident

A Manchester, N.H., man was killed on Saturday and his 9-year-old son injured in a snowmobile accident at Lake Massabesic Watershed in Auburn, N.H., local police said.

Keith Ryan Jr., 41, was killed in an area of the watershed known as Front Park, near Bypass 28, Auburn police Sergeant Dan Goonan said.

The area is popular in the winter among snowmobile riders and ice fishers, Goonan said, but accidents are rare.

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“We don’t have many accidents, especially fatal accidents there,” Goonan said. Ryan and his son were transported to Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Goonan did not know the extent of the boy’s injuries but said he was expected to survive.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is investigating.