Warden Crashes Through Thin Ice 

A Maine game warden escaped serious

injury after his snowmobile broke through thin ice on a Somerset

County pond.

The Maine Warden Service says Scott Thrasher got a dunking in

waist-deep water in Pleasant Pond in Caratunk about 10 feet from

shore around noon on Friday.

Warden Service Sgt. Ralph Hosford said Thrasher and another

warden were patrolling the pond in anticipation of ice-fishing


Just last week, the warden service issued a warning urging

people to use extreme caution before venturing onto Maine’s lakes

this early in the winter season.