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Tewksbury Native Killed In New Hampshire Snowmobile Accident

Man lost control of snowmobile while riding with his young son.

A 41-year-old Manchester, NH, was killed on Saturday when he crashed his snowmobile while riding with his young son in Auburn, NH.

Keith Ryan Jr., a native of Tewksbury, lost control of the vehicle, it hit a bump and soared approximately 70 feet before crashing into a brook, according to an article published on bostonherald.com.

Ryan's nine-year-old son, Aden, was riding in front of his father on the snowmobile just prior to the accident. Family members told the Boston Herald that Aden said his father saved his life by pushing him off the vehicle just before it went airborne.

The younger Ryan underwent surgery on his legs and is recovering in a New Hampshire Hospital.

Keith Ryan's girlfriend and two young daughters witnessed the accident, according to the Herald article.

The accident remains under investigation but family members told the Herald is appeared the throttle got stuck open.

Funeral arrangements for Keith Ryan are pending.

Susan Maroskos February 18, 2013 at 11:58 PM
I just can't believe the terrible news. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am very sad & at a loss of words. God Bless you family.
Richard Menard February 19, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Heartbreaking, that strong boy giving credit to his dad for saving his life. Please keep us posted as you always do if there is some way the community can aid in these difficult times. Live is so precious and fragile, we must appreciate every day we have.
ed hyde February 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM
I was told services are scheduled for this thursday in tewksbury.....Terrible loss for all of us.
Stephanie aka Mrs.Luckyo February 19, 2013 at 03:07 PM
I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. Prayers going up for his family and friends during this difficult time....

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