Grandfather and grandson swim to shore after NH boating mishap
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WOLFBORO—Two people, one of them a child, are safe after they ended up out of their boat and into the water in Lake Winnipesaukee over the weekend.
Wolfboro Fire-Rescue were called to a report about 6 p.m. Sunday that two people had been thrown from a circling boat. The operator of the boat had made it to a home on Forest Road, but the other person, a 7-year-old, was reportedly still floating in the water and was near the mouth of Winter Harbor.
Wolfboro Fire-Rescue Lt. Jim Dearborn said visibility was poor and it was raining hard when rescuers, including New Hampshire Marine Patrol, responded to where the child was last seen.
The child was eventually located at a residence on Thomas Point in Tuftonboro at about 6:34 p.m. Firefighters evaluated the child, who was complaining of hypothermia, but the child was not taken to a hospital. Wolfboro police met with the boat operator, who was taken to Huggins Hospital.
Rescuers were eventually able to get to the pair's boat, which had apparently run out of gas.