One Dead in NY Reservoir Snowmobile Accident

One Dead in NY Reservoir Snowmobile Accident
Calendar icon February 13, 2021

The State Police confirmed that a fifty-six-year-old man died in a NY reservoir snowmobile accident that happened on February 1. He was driving a sled with another man when the sled broke through the ice on Orange County’s Goshen Reservoir and fell into the water.

This is one of more than three hundred accidents that New York Police responded to during the snowstorm that was going on for more than thirty hours, leaving more than 30 inches of snow. In Central Park, there were 17 inches of snow.

According to two State Police troopers, they responded to a call about an accident that occurred in Goshen around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. When they arrived on the scene they spotted a man, (he was identified as Richard Stetson) in the woods. The man was put on a backboard and taken to a hospital with an ambulance.

The law enforcement officials then found out that Stetson had been riding on a snowmobile with another man from Goshen (he was identified as Arne Jensen) on the reservoir when the ice broke. Stetson managed to get out of the water, and climbed onto the ice and called for help. This is how the State Police managed to find him in the woods. 

The cold water rescue technicians went into the icy reservoir and found Jensen; they pulled the man out and took him to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The state Police continue their investigation into the NY reservoir snowmobile accident.

If you have been involved in a similar accident, make sure to seek medical help immediately. Report the case to the police and then seek legal assistance. Even though recklessness and poor weather can easily lead to an accident, it’s important to investigate if the vehicle was in proper condition.

Contact Cellino Law today; our New York auto accident lawyers will review your case for free. 




Free Case Review




  • I want to thank your law firm for settling my lawsuit where others failed. You treated me with the utmost respect and care, because of your law firm the dream of owning my own home finally came true. For the first time in a long time, we're living out our dream home. Thank you a million times over. Thank you for making my dream come true.


  • I just want to let you know that I did receive my settlement check. More importantly, I want to thank you again for all you did for both me and my family. I could not be more pleased with my experience at Cellino Law. From the moment I first spoke with you I felt comfortable - you took a sincere interest in my case, clearly explained the process and effected a quick settlement. From this day forward, when someone asks if I can recommend a good lawyer I will, without hesitation, say "Cellino Law". Thanks again.


  • It was a great pleasure working with you on my lawsuit. You certainly gave 150% of your time and interest in settling my case and for that, I am extremely grateful. Therefore, I want to thank you very much for helping me win my settlement and wish you the very best.


  • Mark Kochanowicz is from far the best attorney you can have. Mark treats you like a friend more than a client. He truly cares and go the extra mile for you and your case, contacts you to update you in regards to your case and keep you informed at all times. Mark represented me twice and settled my cases for way more than I expected. I highly recommend Mark Kochanowicz because he is just the best on what he does!!! Thank you Mark!!!!


  • I am writing this letter to say how much I appreciate your services pertaining to my case. Your injury attorney took a hands-on approach and left me fully informed at all times as to where my case was going as well as how much ground we had to cover; leaving the final decisions in my hands but making sure that I knew all of the risks involved in the choices. I have dealt with a few law firms in my life on various different cases and this is the first time that I never had to call and/or track down my lawyer… because of this, I have and will continue to recommend Cellino Law to my friends and associates.


  • Tim Cellino handled my case beautifully. He is very knowledgeable and patient with all my questions. He kept in touch with me through out my ordeal. Tim also got a settlement for more than I expected. I highly recommend Tim Cellino!