02 February 2021
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander
PRESS RELEASE
 


Location where troopers located Richard Stetson

 

On February 1, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Sergeant James Bodisch and Trooper Ryan Stutz responded to Reservoir Road in the town of Goshen for a report of a snowmobile accident with injuries. Upon arrival, Sergeant Bodisch and Trooper Stutz observed an individual in the woods. He was later identified as Richard Stetson, age 55 from Goshen. Troopers immediately assessed the situation and with the assistance of EMS personnel, provided first aid and placed Stetson on a backboard and transported him to a waiting ambulance.

Investigation revealed that Richard Stetson and Arne Jensen, age 56, both from Goshen, were on a snowmobile on the Goshen Reservoir when the sled they were riding on broke through the ice and became submerged in the water. Stetson was able to exit the water and climb onto the ice where he was able to call for help. The Minisink Hook and Ladder Company cold water rescue technicians entered the water and located Arne Jensen. Jensen was removed from the water and was treated by Goshen Fire Department and EMS. He was then transported by the Troop F snowmobile unit to a waiting ambulance where he was taken to Garnet Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. This is an ongoing investigation.