MEREDITH, NH – A teenager crashed a boat in Meredith over the weekend. New Hampshire State marine Patrol said that at around 10:30 Friday night they received a call about a boat accident on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith near Cattle Landing. Upon arrival Officers learned that a 13-year-old boy had been been driving the boat at approximately 12 miles per hour from the Weirs fireworks when it struck a submerged rock.
35-year-old Shawn Carr, of Seekonk, Massachusetts was thrown from the boat and into the water from the impact sustaining a head injury. The 13-year-old driver sustained facial and hand injuries in the accident, while the two other passengers were unharmed.
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.
Authorities said that circumstances leading to the accident are still under investigation, but they believe alcohol and drug impairment were not factors. Anyone who may have witnessed anything related to this event is encouraged Police at (603) 227 – 2117.