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For Immediate Release
September 26, 2020
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Officer Nicholas Haroutunian

Boating Accident, Lake Winnipesaukee, near the Witches in Gilford

On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 5:17 PM, New Hampshire State Police Dispatch received a call reporting a kayaker who had been struck by a boat on the northwest side of Lockes Island near the Witches on Lake Winnipesaukee in the town of Gilford.

NHSP-Marine Patrol responded and learned that an adult male kayaker had been struck by a 32' powerboat. The kayaker had a leg laceration and was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia for initial treatment. No one on the powerboat was hurt. Assisting agencies included NHSP-Marine Patrol, NHSP-Troop E, and the Gilford and Laconia Fire Departments.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has additional details is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police - Marine Patrol Officer Nicholas Haroutunian at (603) 227-2112 or

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