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For Immediate Release
August 22, 2019
For more information contact:
Sgt. Seth Alie

Boater Injured-Struck by own boat after falling overboard, Country Pond, Newton NH

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 2:33 am, the NH State Police-Marine Patrol received the report of screams for help and the sound of a boat travelling in circles on Country Pond in Newton. Police and Fire Officials arrived on scene to find STEVEN L. LACROIX, Age 29, Sandown, NH, in 2-3 feet of water suffering from injuries received after being struck by his own, unoccupied, pontoon boat.

It is believed Lacroix fell overboard while working on his outboard motor.

Lacroix was transported to Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts where he was treated for injuries caused by propeller and pontoon strikes to his person.

Lacroix's boat, a 1981 Rivera Pontoon, was brought to shore after the engine stopped running.

In addition to Marine Patrol's Boating Accident Investigation/Reconstruction Team, other responding agencies included New Hampshire State Police Troop A, Marine Patrol, Newton and Kingston Police Departments, Newton and Kingston Fire/Rescue.

At this time, the cause and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Anyone who has further information related to, or who may have witnessed the incident, is encouraged to contact Sgt. Seth Alie at (603) 293-2117 or by email at

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