1 dead in lake boat crash; Witnesses: Boat flipped.


Byline: Winston W. Wiley

LUNENBURG - One person died yesterday in a boating accident on Lake Shirley, according to police.

The accident occurred about 7 p.m. when a motorized boat, occupied by two men who live on the lake, flipped over about 200 feet from the shore, according to police Lt. James Marino. He said the men were pulled from the water by another boater.

Witnesses told police the boat came out of the water, almost vertically, and flipped over, but Lt. Marino said the accident details remain under investigation. Local, state and environmental police went to the lake to investigate. The men were already out of the water when authorities arrived.

The lieutenant said cardio pulmonary resuscitation was administered but one man did not survive.

"He apparently died after he was pulled out of the water," the lieutenant said. "We don't know why, yet. It is presently under investigation."

The other man was not injured and declined medical treatment at the scene.

Lunenburg Fire and Rescue took the injured man by ambulance to HealthAlliance Hospital - Leominster Campus.

Police were withholding the identities of the men pending notification of the dead man's family.

Yesterday's accident was the second boating fatality in northern Worcester County in four days.

Roger K. Ladue Jr., 18, of 13 Prospect St., in the Baldwinville section of Templeton, died over the weekend...

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