Man seriously injured in snowmobile accident in Kendall, trying to ‘water skip’ on a pond

Posted 3 July 2022 at 1:42 pm

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

KENDALL – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a snowmobile accident in the Town of Kendall that resulted in serious injuries to a Henrietta man.

The 911 Center was called at 10:55 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a serious snowmobile accident approximately 100 yards behind a residence on West Kendall Road in Kendall.

Michael J. Snyder, 40, of Henrietta was operating the snowmobile. He appeared to be unresponsive after being ejected from a 2003 Bombardier MXZ 600. Snyder reportedly crashed into an earth embankment while trying to “water-skip” the snowmobile across a pond.

He suffered serious head, upper body and internal injuries. He was treated at the scene by the Kendall Fire Department, Murray Joint Fire District, Monroe Ambulance and COVA. He was transported to Strong Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight.

This incident was investigated by Sgt. Martin Stirk Jr. and Deputy Joshua Martek of the Sheriff’s Office.