WOLFEBORO, N.H. — A New Hampshire Fish and Game officer has died of injuries following a motorcycle crash.

Wolfeboro Police Lt. Dean Rondeau tells WMWV radio Conservation Officer Sgt. Brian Abrams lost control of his motorcycle while riding down a steep hill in Wolfeboro on Sunday. He was just leaving a horse riding event that one of his children had participated in.

The 49-year-old Abrams was ejected from the bike into a nearby field, where he hit his head. He was not wearing a helmet.

He had been hospitalized in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland. A spokesman said Wednesday that he had died.

He had been with the department for 22 years. In 2011, he led search teams looking for Celina Cass in West Stewartstown when she was reported missing.