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For Immediate Release
June 11, 2017
For more information contact:
Sgt. Dave Ouellette
(603) 293-2037

Lake Monomonac Boating Accident Update

On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at approximately 5:30 pm, Marine Patrol was notified of a serious boating accident on Lake Monomonac in Rindge.

Investigators learned that Meghan Rodriguez, 29, of Fitchburg MA was a passenger on a 2016 Kawasaki personal watercraft operated by Joseph Ocasio of Winchendon MA. While returning to shore after tubing, Ms. Rodriguez fell from the back of the machine and became tangled in the line used to tow the tube.

Ocasio and another passenger aboard the craft returned to render assistance to Rodriguez and transported her to shore where they were met by members of the Rindge Fire/Rescue. Rodriguez was transported to Peterborough Hospital and later flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical where she remains in critical condition.

The accident remains under investigation by the NH State Police-Marine Patrol.

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