LACONIA — A young woman was rescued from the waters of Paugus Bay after the jet ski she was riding struck a bass boat near Birch Knoll Motel shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday.
Fire Chief Ken Erickson said that the woman on the jet ski apparently made a U-turn into the path of boat. The two anglers aboard the boat, who were competing on the first day of a three-day fishing tournament, took her aboard. Meanwhile, Captain Chris Shipp and firefighters Deb Balck and Jason Griffin, who were on Union Avenue when the call was received, launched the inflatable moored at the Laconia Water Works, and quickly reached the scene. The woman was transferred to the inflatable, taken ashore and placed in an ambulance.
Erickson said that the woman complained of pain to her chest and ribs and was transported to Lakes Region General Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
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