FULTON COUNTY -- The man killed Friday night in a Great Sacandaga Lake snowmobile crash has been identified.
Sheriff Richard Giardino said Steven Page, age unavailable, of Dutchess County, was married and the father of four. He died of injuries suffered in the 11:30 p.m. crash on the Broadalbin side of the lake.
Page was ejected from his sled after hitting a pressure ridge, officials said. He had recently purchased the machine, and Friday was his first day using it, Giardino said.
Ice fishermen in the area performed CPR while awaiting paramedics, but Page was later pronounced dead.
Investigators have determined speed was a factor.
The pressure ridges form as freezing temperatures and fluctuating water levels cause the ice to buckle.
Giardino said snowmobilers unfamiliar with the lake should generally avoid riding at night and follow established trails.
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