HEBRON, N.H. (AP) The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says a 12-year-old girl waterskiing in Newfound Lake was struck and killed by a powerboat operated by her father.
The patrol says Zoe Anderson, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, fell while waterskiing on Monday. Her father, Sherwood Anderson, who was operating the towing boat, drove back toward her, but became briefly distracted as his hat was blown off his head.
The patrol says Sherwood Anderson quickly placed the boat, which also had his wife and another daughter aboard, in neutral as it passed over the top of Zoe Anderson at a slow speed. She suffered serious injuries to her torso.
The patrol says Zoe Anderson was immediately brought to shore. CPR was started, but efforts to revive her were not successful.
The patrol is investigating.