A 17-year-old star lacrosse player from Massachusetts died after a boat crashed into a pier off the Cape Cod coast late Friday, police said.
Authorities responded to a 911 call around 9 p.m. about a boat, with six people aboard, crashing into a pier at Sesuit Harbor in Dennis and learned that a teenager was missing, the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. statement.
The teen’s body was recovered by personnel from Dennis Fire-Rescue and the regional dive team, the district attorney’s office said.
The Dover-Sherborn school district identified her as Sadie Mauro, a rising high school senior.
Dover-Sherborn High School Principal John Smith announced Mauro’s death in an email to the school community on Sunday, describing her as an accomplished athlete.
“Our school community is devastated and heartbroken,” Smith wrote in his statement, according to nbc boston. «Sadie’s smile could light up a room, he had a heart of gold and the sweetest spirit.»
“She had a strong sense of self and loved adventure and anything outdoors,” she added. “A hard-working student and great athlete, Sadie was effortlessly genuine and kind.”
She was part of the Dover-Sherborn High School girls’ lacrosse team that won the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 4 state championship. in June.
Mauro had committed to play lacrosse at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, according to her. LinkedIn page.
Dover-Sherborn Public Schools Superintendent Beth McCoy said in a statement to families in the district that Mauro died «in a boating accident.»
“Sadie’s parents, Jill and Chuck, reside in Sherborn with their younger brother, Ian, a rising ninth grader. The District extends its deepest condolences to the Mauro family at this time of unimaginable pain,» the statement said.
«I’ll be hugging my kids real tight tonight, I’m sure you’ll be doing the same,» McCoy added.
Counseling will be available to high school students and teachers this week, according to the statement.
Massachusetts State Police and the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office are investigating the cause of the accident that occurred on the canal-side jetty leading to the Northside Marina in Sesuit Harbor.
In the accident, a teenager was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with a head laceration and several others were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Massachusetts State Police said.
The vessel was described as a «regulator equipped with two Alabama-registered 250 horsepower outboard motors,» the district attorney’s office said.
The Massachusetts State Police Marine Unit, MSP Underwater Recovery Unit along with Massachusetts Environmental Police assets are conducting dive operations at the crash site Monday to search for wreckage from the boat.