By Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) - State officials are warning off-road riders of thin ice after a woman was hurt when the utility task vehicle she was riding broke through the ice on a Hampstead pond and sank.

WMUR-TV reports ( ) state Fish and Game Officer Shawn MacFadzen responded to Big Island Pond late Sunday afternoon for a report that an off-highway recreational vehicle went through the ice.

Thirty-year-old Ashley Wright, of Hampstead, had been operating the UTV when she broke through about 2 inches of ice. The vehicle then became submerged in six to eight feet of water.

The state agency says Wright and her passenger got to safety before the UTV sank to the bottom of the pond.

Wright suffered injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.


Information from: WMUR-TV,

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