Londonderry Teen Strikes Island in Wolfboro Bay

Chip Island in Wolfeboro Bay click for a larger image

On Monday, May 20, 2013, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Marine Patrol received a report of a boat accident at Chip Island in Tuftonboro. A powerboat operated by Michael Peterson,  18 of Londonderry struck the island while he was transporting six passengers to Cow Island.

One passenger was transported to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro and later taken to Dartmouth Hospital in Lebanon, their condition  and extent of injuries are unknown at this time. The remaining five passengers were treated at the scene. The vessel sustained disabling damage and did not pose an environmental threat.

As a precaution the Department of Environmental Services was made aware of the vessels location and condition.  The registered owner of the vessel will be making arraignments for its removal. There was limited visibility at the time of the collision due to rain and fog.

Alcohol was not a factor. The cause of the collision is under investigation. Responding agencies included Tuftonboro Police, Tuftonboro Fire, Wolfeboro Fire, and N.H. State Police.


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