17-year-old kayaker rescued from Lake Winnipesaukee

A 17-year-old female kayaker who capsized because of high winds while paddling on Lake Winnipesaukee was successfully rescued by members of the New Hampshire State Police Marine, officials announced.

Without disclosing the name of the kayaker, officials said the girl was pulled by offers from the frigid waters of Jockey Cove off Wolfeboro just before noon on Sunday, April 3.

The girl was conscious but she told rescuers that she was not able to feel her extremities. She was wrapped in a blanket and transported to shore. Then, officers rushed her to Huggins Hospital for treatment of potential hypothermia. At the time of the incident, water temperature was at 45 degrees.

Neither the victim rescued by the officers nor her companion, who was in a separate kayak, had lifejackets with them.

It may be noted here that New Hampshire’s law mandates that all kayakers or uses of other vessels are required to have a personal flotation jackets for each and every person on board.

No further information was made publics. The incident is still under investigation.

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