Power Boat Sinks In New Hampshire Lake After Being Hit By Wake

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — A boat traveling on a New Hampshire lake has been struck by a wake and has sunk, but its operator has been rescued.

The state police Marine Patrol says it happened Saturday afternoon on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro.

Police say Wolfeboro resident James Roome was operating a 1950 Chris Craft power boat near Sister Island. They say he was traveling at about 20 mph when the small wake hit the boat and it sank in about 35 feet of water.

Police say Roome caught the attention of a passing boater, who plucked him from the water and took him to shore. They say he wasn’t injured.

Authorities are trying to figure out what caused the boat to sink. Efforts to recover the boat are expected to begin Sunday.

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