Personal watercraft crashes into boat in Pelham, two seriously injured

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Jul. 25—PELHAM — An investigation is underway after two females were seriously injured when their personal watercraft crashed into a boat at high speed on Long Pond, according to authorities.

Pelham police received a 911 call at 3:07 p.m. Sunday reporting the collision. Local police and fire personnel responding to the scene rendered lifesaving first aid to the two riding the watercraft, New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol said in a statement. One victim was taken to a local Massachusetts hospital and the other was flown by medical helicopter to another, they said.

Marine Patrol, which responded to Long Pond to assist with the investigation, said the personal watercraft was being operated by a female driver with another female passenger aboard.

At high speed, it struck a boat that was floating with the engine off and four occupants on board.

Three of the passengers were able to jump off of the boat prior to being struck, Marine Patrol said. No one aboard suffered serious injuries.

Anyone with information can call Marine Patrol Sgt. Steve O'Connor at 603 227-2114 or email him at Stephen.J.O'