DALLAS PLANTATION — A Wilton man died Saturday while cross-country skiing with his girlfriend on the Rangeley Lakes Trail Center trail system in Dallas Plantation, authorities said.

Jonathan Fortin, 41, of Wilton, was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent medical problem he had suffered while skiing, Maine Warden Service spokesman John MacDonald said in a press release.

Fortin’s girlfriend, Donna Irish, called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Saturday stating that her boyfriend needed medical attention, the release said.

Maine Game Wardens, Rangeley Fire first responders and North Star Ambulance were able to get to the scene using snowmobiles, but attempted life-saving measures were unsuccessful, according to the release. Saddleback Mountain and Rangeley Lakes Trail Center personnel as well as skiers assisted in locating Fortin.

Wiles Funeral Home transported the body from the scene, and the medical examiner’s office ordered an autopsy.

Fortin worked as a manager at Creative Wood Products in Wilton, and he loved skiing, snowboarding, gardening and disc golf, according to his obituary.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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