Wardens rescue four snowmobilers who encounter thin ice on Sebec Lake

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SEBEC, Maine (WABI) - Four snowmobilers encountered thin ice on Sebec Lake early Saturday morning.

Officials say they responded just after 1:00 a.m. to find three men who were stranded on thin ice near portions of open water.

Wardens secured a canoe from a nearby camp and brought the three men to safety.

We're told wardens had to search for the fourth snowmobiler, 39-year old, James Taylor of New Hampshire who drove one of the two remaining snowmobiles to an unoccupied camp to find warmth.

Wardens say they found him in a nearby unheated hunting camp around 2:30 a.m, unable to walk.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for hypothermia.

One snowmobile remains at the bottom of the lake, the other remains on the ice as wardens say it was too dangerous to remove it overnight.

The incident remains under investigation.