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For Immediate Release
August 11, 2018
For more information contact:
Sergeant Seth Alie
(603) 227-2117
seth.alie@dos.nh.gov

Boating Crash, Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith

On Friday, August 11th at approximately 10:28 PM NH State Police - Marine Patrol was notified of a boating crash on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith in the area of Cattle Landing.

Officers responded to the call and arrived minutes later. Preliminary investigation found that a Yamaha jet boat with four people onboard was travelling approximately 12 miles per hour from the Weirs fireworks when they struck a submerged rock. The impact ejected an adult male into the water, where he suffered a head injury. He was able to climb back onto the boat and was identified as, Shawn Carr, age, 35 of Seekonk, MA. A 13-year old boy, who was identified as operating the boat, sustained both facial and hand injuries. The two other passengers onboard the vessel were uninjured.

After the crash, Good Samaritans assisted the boat and passengers to shore. Mr. Carr and the 13-year old child were transported by Stewart's Ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital for treatment.

Alcohol and drug impairment did not appear to be factors in this crash, however the circumstances leading up to the crash are still under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything related to this event is encouraged to contact Sergeant Seth Alie at (603) 227 - 2117 or via email, seth.alie@dos.nh.gov.

Other Assisting Agencies include Meredith Fire Rescue, Meredith Police Department, Stewart's Ambulance.

   
 
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