According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, on 3-5-22 the Sheriff’s Office Recreation Unit investigated a snowmobile accident that occurred the night before.

On 3-5-22 at about 7:30am Oneida County Emergency Services received an EMS call for cold exposure on Hemlock Rd South T/Forestport. EMS personnel and Sheriff Deputies learned that Eric Christiansen, 53 of Forestport had been involved in a snowmobile accident and spent the night outside.

The accident occurred on 3-4-22 at about 11:00 pm on Corridor trial 7 which is the train tracks. The accident scene was located .7 mile north of Bear Creek Rd.

Christiansen attempted for several hours to get his snowmobile unstuck. He then gave up and began to walk the train tracks. After walking for hours he found an occupied residence who took him in and provided him care until EMS arrived. Christiansen was not able to give the exact location of the accident. Deputies traveled the area on snowmobile and located the scene around 11:00 am. Christiansen signed off with EMS for any further medical treatment or transport.

An investigation concluded that alcohol was a factor, the snowmobile was not legally registered, and that he was operating on a closed trail. Christiansen was ticketed for the registration and operating on property of another without permission. The tickets are returnable to the Town of Forestport Court and a later date.

Woodgate Fire Department along with a STaR Ambulance provided EMS.