PITTSBURG, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer on active snowmobile patrol crashed on a trail and injured his leg while pursing snowmobilers for a violation, authorities said.

The officer, Christopher Egan, 49, crashed on a trail in Pittsburg at about 5:20 a.m. Monday. Eagan said he was catching up to the snowmobilers and navigating a bumpy stretch of trail when he lost his footing from the running board. His right leg came off his snowmobile and came into contact with the trail and he fell, suffering a lower leg fracture. authorities said.

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Rescuers came to his aid and he was taken to a hospital.

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State police are investigating the crash.

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