Distracted Father Who Lost His Hat While Boating Tragically Kills Daughter In Freak Accident

A day of fun turned into tragedy after a boating accident that tragically killed a young girl. The accident took place in New Hampshire on Newfound Lake. The father was at the wheel when the accident happened.

According to FaithFamilyAmerica:

Monday started out as a fun family outing day for a New Hampshire man and his family. It ended in tragedy. The Andersons, Colorado natives, were visiting relatives in Bridgewater, New Hampshire. The family set out Monday to Newfound Lake for a fun day of boating.

Zoe Anderon’s father was at the wheel. Zoe was on the boat with her mother and her two-year-old sister. Zoe’s dad was hoping to teach his daughter to water ski. When she was trailing behind the boat on the line, the unimaginable happened.

Zoe fell and lost the line. Meanwhile, her father lost his hat to the wind and was distracted for a moment while en route back to get her. According to police, the boat wasn’t going fast. However, she was hit by the propeller and went under. As soon as her father realized something was wrong, he shifted into neutral.

Zoe’s parents and sister pulled her out of the water, called 911, and rushed back to shore. People flooded the scene to try and help.

According to WMUR-9, by the time the medical helicopter landed, Zoe had died. 

 This is a true tragedy and the amount of grief that Zoe’s family must be experiencing is unimaginable. Please be praying for everyone involved in this situation, especially for Zoe’s immediate family. 
Unfortunately for the father, he will never be able to forgive himself. No parent should ever have to bury their child but it happens all too often. Hopefully, the family will be able to find peace. Please send your prayers out and share this story.

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