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After crash, Mass. man burns snowmobile parts to stay warm

February 08. 2015 11:46PM

PITTSBURG — A Massachusetts man who hit a tree while snowmobiling around 3:30 a.m. Sunday used some of the wreckage to build a fire to keep him warm until help arrived, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said.

Todd Borders, 46, of Centerville, Mass., told conservation officers he swerved to avoid hitting a deer, driving off the Cowen Hill Trail and hitting the tree.

Conservation officers said Borders used pieces of the snowmobile while building a fire on the trail and waited out the rest of the night. Borders encountered two other snowmobilers around 7 a.m. and got a ride back to his camp on Beach Road in Pittsburg, then called Fish and Game to report the accident.

Borders refused to be taken to the hospital.

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