Snowmobile may have been found on lake bottom

The Massachusetts Environmental Police may have located a snowmobile reported last winter to have fallen through the ice into Lake Attitash. According to a report in today’s Daily News of Newburyport, an environmental police team used underwater sonar to locate what seems to be a snowmobile on the lake bottom near the center of the lake in about 20 feet of water.

The next step, according to the report, is to send a state police dive team to verify that the identified item is a snowmobile. How the machine will be retrieved from the lake, if it is a snowmobile, has not yet been determined.

Lake resident Michael Bik, who was interviewed for the article, expressed concerns that gasoline and oil could leak from the snowmobile and contaminate lake water.

Click here to read the full 9/24/15 Daily News article.