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Tour Boat Carrying 60 People Runs Aground on Lake Sunapee

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    FILE - Jim Josef
    FILE - Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire

    New Hampshire State Police say a tour boat carrying 58 passengers and two crew members ran aground while out on an afternoon cruise on Lake Sunapee.

    A distress call was placed by the M.V. Mt. Sunapee II around 3:40 p.m. Thursday after the vessel got stuck about 300 feet off the shoreline of Sunapee State Beach in Newbury.

    Officials say the tour boat struck water intake pipes that feed lake water to the Mt. Sunapee Ski Area's snow-making system. No injuries were reported and the ship's hull was not damaged in the crash.

    Rescuers arrived and transferred the boat's guests onto the Sunapee's sister ship, the M.V. Kearsarge. They were given dessert and vouchers to return while being towed to safety.

    The Sunapee will be removed on Friday.


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