Mike Pescaro

North Carolina Man Killed by Boat Driven by Connecticut Man on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire

A North Carolina man is dead after a boat hit him Friday on Lake Winnipesaukee, according to New Hampshire State Police.

The crash was reported just after 10 a.m. near Little Mark Island in Alton. Police arrived and found the 23-foot powerboat tied to the dock.

Police believe 74-year-old Edmond Macri of Simsbury, Connecticut, was driving the boat, which was carrying five adults and three children.

When Macri made an abrupt maneuver, police say 35-year-old William Rowan of Wilmington, North Carolina, fell into the water. The boat hit Rowan, who was brought to shore and pronounced dead.

While police believe operator error may have been a factor in the crash, it remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 603-227-2111.

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