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Snowmobiler's Death Surprises, Officials Still Investigating

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Lincoln County authorities say they are surprised by the death of a seasoned snowmobiler this weekend, and are still looking for answers.

Cameron Mitchell Goins, 42, a Libby search and rescue volunteer for over a decade, drifted off a trail about 12 miles southwest of Troy and hit a tree during a training exercise on Saturday, January 18.

Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe says he does not think speed or swerving to avoid someone or something is the issue.

Bowe said he believes there might have been a mechanical or medical problem, or something that distracted Goins.

"It's just a huge loss to the sheriff's department, search and rescue, and to the community when we lose a volunteer just because this county relies on volunteers," said Bowe.

A memorial service is planned for this Saturday, January 25 at the Christian church in Libby.

It starts at 11:00 a.m. and is open to everyone.

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