NH Teen Dies, 2nd Injured in Illegal, After-Hours Sledding Accident at Sunday River
NEWRY, Maine — One teenager is dead and another is seriously injured after an ill-advised, after-hours sledding excursion on a ski trail at Maine's Sunday River resort.
Police responded to the resort just before 2 a.m. for reports of three teens involved in a sledding accident.
The three were sledding in an inflatable tube-style sled on the Tempest Trail, which is steeper than most sledding hills. Part of it is rated as a black diamond for expert skiers, and part is rated as a blue for intermediate skiers.
An 18-year-old male died and a 17-year-old male suffered serious injuries, the Oxford County Sheriff's office said. Both are from New Hampshire.
The two went off the trail and crashed into a tree, the Oxford County Sheriff's Office said.
Sunday River spokeswoman Darcy Lambert declined to identify the three victims other than to say that they were out-of-state guests. The third teen did not have to go to the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is being released at this time.
Material from The Associated Press contributed to this report.