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Apr 3, 2016 2:09 PM

Teen rescued from Winnipesaukee after kayak capsizes in high winds

WOLFEBORO - A 17-year-old was rescued from Lake Winnipesaukee after her kayak overturned in the area of Jockey Cove this morning, according to New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol.

The teen's kayak capsized due to high winds at about 11:17 a.m. Marine Patrol pulled her from the 45-degree water. She was conscious and alert, but stated she could not feel her extremities. She was transported by ambulance to Huggins Hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia.

The teen was out with someone else in a separate kayak at the time of the incident. Marine Patrol said neither kayaker was equipped with a personal flotation device. State law mandates that all vessels are required to have a personal flotation device for each person on board.

The Wolfeboro Police Department, Wolfeboro Fire and Rescue, Tuftonboro Fire Department, and Stewart's Ambulance assisted in the rescue.


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