NO INJURIES IN LAKE BOATING INCIDENTS

by Christian Mower on August 27, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE MARINE PATROL OFFICERS SAY NO ONE WAS HURT DURING TWO SEPARATE BOATING INCIDENTS THIS WEEKEND.

IN THE FIRST INCIDENT, ON SATURDAY, A MARINE PATROL OFFICER WAS FLAGGED DOWN BY BOATERS AND TOLD THEIR BOAT HAD JUST SUNK.

OFFICER KYLE DIFRUSCIO RESPONDED JUST SOUTH OF WHORTLEBERRY ISLAND ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE IN TUFTONBORO WHERE 59-YEAR-OLD STANLEY KELLY OF AVON, MASS. TOLD HIM HE AND HIS PASSENGER HAD SEEN A SMALL HOLE IN HIS 14 FOOT BOAT TAKE ON A LARGE AMOUNT OF WATER.

ONE OF THE PAIR WAS WEARING A LIFE JACKET WHEN THEY WERE FOUND IN THE WATER BY WHAT DIFRUSCIO CALLS AN “UNIDENTIFIED GOOD SAMARITAN.”

THE PAIR WAS THEN TAKEN TO SHORE – CREWS WERE ATTEMPTING TO FIND AND RECOVER THE BOAT.

IN A SECOND INCIDENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE MARINE PATROL GOT A CALL ABOUT 5:45 P.M. REPORTING A BOAT ON LAKE WENTWORTH IN WOLFEBORO HAD AN ENGINE FIRE AND EXPLOSION.

OFFICER RICHARD GRIFFIN SAYS THE OPERATOR OF THE BOAT WAS ABLE TO PUT OUT THE FIRE WITH AN EXTINGUISHER AND THE HELP OF A NEARBY BOATER – AND THE DAMAGED BOAT WAS TOWED TO SHORE.

WOLFEBORO FIRE AND RESCUE ASSISTED.