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For Immediate Release
June 11, 2016
For more information contact:
Sgt. Joshua Dirth, Sgt. Dave Ouellette, Officer Chip Dougherty
(603) 293 – 2037

Boating Crash – Lake Massabesic, Southwest of Deer Neck Bridge/28 Bypass

At approximately 0557 HRS 911 call was received reporting a power boat had struck a kayak on Lake Massabesic in Auburn southwest of Deer Neck Bridge off the 28 Bypass.

The kayaker, Craig Daniels, age 57 of Derry, NH was fishing and adjusting one of his trolling lines in open water, when he was struck broadside by a 16' Tracker power boat operated by, Timothy Clougherty, age 47 of Candia, NH.

Mr. Daniels was ejected into the water from the "sit-on" style kayak sustaining serious internal injuries. Mr. Clougherty's vessel along with nearby good Samaritans assisted Mr. Daniels into their boat and transported him back to the Deer Neck Bridge car-top launch where emergency personnel met them.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this crash.

Assisting agencies: Manchester Fire, Auburn Fire, Derry Fire, Auburn PD

The crash remains under investigation; anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact NHSP – Marine Patrol at (603) 293 – 2037.

   
 
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