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SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A snowmobile crash in Maine that sent three people to the hospital for hypothermia has forced the closure of a town’s water treatment plant.

Steve Kenney, manager of Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District, closed down the plant Wednesday night, shortly after Eli Strauss crashed his snowmobile into Long Pond. The Bangor Daily News reports the plant’s closure poses no immediate threat to Southwest Harbor’s water supply.

Strauss, his 12-year-old daughter and her 12-year-old friend went into the water after he veered slightly from a local snowmobile trail. They were able to swim to shore, and were rescued quickly.

Strauss says he will have a contractor remove the snowmobile from the pond Friday, in accordance with state law.

The treatment plant will resume operations on Friday.


Information from: Bangor Daily News,