Man Speaks Out About ‘Skimming’ on Lake Winnipesaukee

One of the men caught on camera illegally "skimming" on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire over the weekend is speaking out.

Patrick Keefer, 32, said he and his driver, 28-year-old Jory Vachon, turned themselves in to Laconia police.

Video shows two people taking a snowmobile over open water, referred to as "skimming," pulling a barefoot water skier, who Keefer says is him.

"Skimming" is illegal in New Hampshire.

Keefer said he did take safety precautions and had a rescue team nearby. He said he was also a college division one skier.

Both Keefer and Vachon now face steep fines. Vachon is charged with disorderly conduct and skimming, and Keefer is charged with disorderly conduct.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the pair from Meredith cover the costs.

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