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Seasoned skipper run boat aground, sinks it

A treacherous shoal on Lake Winnipesaukee known as The Witches was the site of a boating mishap Sunday morning when the 50-year-old skipper of a 30-foot dive boat ran the vessel hard aground. He and seven passengers went into the water, but were quickly rescued without injury.

"It's pretty cut and dry. It was error. There was no alcohol or reckless operation," marine patrol sergeant Eric Robertson told a local newspaper.

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