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Police: 54-year-old man died while snowmobiling in Norton

NORTON — A 54-year-old man from New Hampshire died while snowmobiling in Norton on Wednesday.

At around 4:15 p.m. police were notified of an ongoing incident on VAST Trail 105.

Agents from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were flagged down and alerted to an unresponsive subject found on his snowmobile on the trail approximately a mile west of the crossing along VT Route 114 in Norton.

Lyndon Rescue Squad also responded.

The victim was identified as Andrew Boright, 54, of Piermont, NH.

Police say Boright was riding with a group when some of the snowmobiles got stuck. In the process of getting the sleds unstuck, Boright suggested he was not feeling well.

The group continued on its ride, however, it was noticed that he had dropped back and was no longer with the group.

They backtracked and found another group of snowmobilers performing CPR on Boright.

He was found by an off-duty Orleans County Sheriff Deputy slumped over the handlebars of his snowmobile. His snowmobile was still on the trail and did not appear to have been involved in an accident.

Agents from CBP brought additional medical equipment along with extrication gear to the site and continued emergency medical treatment.

Boright was transported out to VT Route 114, where staff from Lyndon Rescue were waiting.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A death investigation was commenced by the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and an autopsy is scheduled to be performed.

Police say indications are that the death is not attributable to either a snowmobile accident or other suspicious circumstances.

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  1. Andrew Boright is a cousin of mine, the Robillard family of Orleans county in VT. His Grandparents lived in Derby , VT. Andrew had 54 1st cousins and 45 2nd cousins at last count on 1997. Our grandmother ‘Memere’ kept count. Andrew, may you rest in peace.


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