Partially submerged boat found tied to Mark Island dock

GILFORD — Fire officials said yesterday that a partially submerged boat off of Mark Island triggered a visit from the Marine Patrol and Gilford's Rescure Boat yesterday morning.

Capt. Mike Newhall said the 17-foot boat sank sometime in the last week and workers who were on the island providing service for a different homeowner saw it and reported it.

Newhall said the boat was tied to a dock and was partially submerged. He said fire crews don't know when or why the boat sank but responded because there was some initial concern that gasoline or other toxic fluids may have leaked into Lake Winnipesaukee.

He said there didn't appear to be any leakage and officers from the Marine Patrol were going to notify the owner and request he or she remove it from the water.