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For Immediate Release
April 3, 2016
For more information contact:
Officer S. Muto and Officer G. Gilbert
(603) 293-2037

Kayaker Rescued on Lake Winnipesaukee

On April 3, 2016 at approximately 11:17 am NH State Police received a 911 call for an overturned kayak with a subject in the water in the area of Jockey cove. Two individuals were in separate kayaks when one of the kayaks capsized due to high winds. The Marine Patrol unit that was on routine patrol at the time responded and pulled the 17 year old, female kayaker from the frigid 45 degree water. The victim was conscious and stated that she could not feel her extremities. She was wrapped in blankets and transported to shore to a waiting ambulance. The victim was transported to Huggins Hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia.

Upon further investigation it was determined that neither kayaker was equipped with a Personal Floatation Device (PFD). State law mandates that all vessels are required to have a Personal Flotation Device for each person on board. NH Marine Patrol strongly suggests that ALL boaters, regardless of age, wear their PFD at all times during early season boating when water temperatures are low.

Assisting agencies include; Wolfeboro Police Department, Wolfeboro Fire and Rescue, Tuftonboro Fire Department and Stewart's Ambulance.

The incident is currently under investigation by the NH State Police – Division of Marine Patrol.

   
 
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