Wiscasset man dies in snowmobile crash on Moosehead Lake
MOOSEHEAD LAKE – A Wiscasset man died on Sunday, Feb. 23 following a fatal snowmobile crash on Moosehead Lake. Gregory Lemar, 59 from Wiscasset, was operating a late model Arctic Cat 800 snowmobile toward Rockwood from Greenville shortly after 5 p.m. His wife, Wanda Lemar, was on a second snowmobile following behind. Initial findings by game wardens indicate Gregory Lemar impacted a pressure ridge at a high rate of speed southeast of Hogback Island.
Snowmobilers in the area attempted to render aid following the crash. Rockwood Fire and Rescue as well as C.A. Dean Ambulance members out of Greenville responded. Lemar was pronounced dead at the scene. Lamar was wearing a helmet. The incident took place approximately five miles from Rockwood Village. Lemar’s body was taken to Lary Funeral in Greenville for examination.
The crash makes for seven fatal snowmobile incidents this riding season in Maine. Over the last 10 years in Maine, an average of six snowmobilers die each year in snowmobile related incidents. Yearly snowmobile registration averages during that same period, to include resident and non-residents, total nearly 75,000 annually.