Teenage lacrosse star Sadie Mauro died in a horrific boating accident in Cape Cod after being thrown into the water when a boat carrying six passengers crashed into the jetty – a 17-year-old boy was also hospitalized with a head injury
- Sadie Mauro was identified as a victim of a boating accident in Cape Cod on Friday night
- The boat, with six people on board, crashed into a jetty in Sesuit Harbor in Dennis around 9pm on Friday
- A multi-agency search was conducted on Friday evening and the teenager’s body was discovered around 11:30 p.m
A 17-year-old girl who died after a boat crashed into a jetty off Cape Cod has been named lacrosse star Sadie Mauro.
The boat, with six people on board, crashed into a dock at Sesuit Harbor in Dennis around 9 p.m. Friday, Massachusetts police said.
The teen’s body was recovered at Cold Storage Beach around 11:30 p.m. following a multi-agency search, police said in a statement.
Injuries were reported and another teenager, a man, was taken to hospital with a head injury.
Mauro’s principal at Dover Sherborn High School described the young woman as “genuine and effortlessly kind”.
It is not yet known what is believed to have caused the crash, nor is it known if charges will be filed in connection with the incident.
Sadie Mauro’s principal at Dover Sherborn High School described her as “genuine and effortlessly kind”.
Writing on her recruitment page about her ambitions to play college lacrosse, Mauro stated, “I can’t wait to continue my athletic and academic career in college!”
A multi-agency search was conducted on Friday evening and the teenager’s body was discovered around 11:30 p.m
“Sadie’s smile could light up a room, she had a heart of gold and a spirit exceedingly sweet,” Principal John Smith wrote in a letter to parents on Saturday.
“She had such a strong sense of self and loved adventure and all things outdoors.”
“Sadie was a hard-working student and a great athlete. She was genuine and effortlessly kind,” he added.
Mauro excelled in lacrosse as a midfielder and competed in the state championship last month.
The high schooler wrote about her ambitions to play lacrosse in college recruitment pagewith the words: “I can hardly wait to continue my sporting and academic career at the university!”
The Coast Guard, State Environmental Police, Barnstable County Dive Team and the Sandwich Fire Marine launched a joint search after reports of a missing person surfaced after Friday night’s crash.
A marine unit and a state police underwater recovery unit, along with naval forces from the Massachusetts Environmental Police, also conducted diving operations at the crash site Saturday to recover debris from the boat.
A preliminary investigation found that the vessel was equipped with two 250-horsepower outboard engines that held an Alabama registry, according to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.
The teenager is said to have had “a strong sense of self and a taste for adventure and all things natural”.
Mauro (pictured left) excelled in lacrosse as a midfielder and competed in the state championship last month
Injuries were reported and another teenager, a man, was taken to hospital with a head injury
A gathering for middle and high school students will be held in the school library on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Smith wrote in the letter to parents.
“In addition to a crisis counselor from the Riverside Trauma Center and service dogs from Dover and Sherborn Police Departments, members of the counseling team are available,” he wrote.
Beth McCoy, Superintendent of Dover-Sherborn Public Schools added, “The Dover-Sherborn community is strong and known for its strength and resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy.”
“We will continue to support one another over the coming days and weeks as we surround Sadie’s family, friends and loved ones with care and love.” “I’m going to give my kids an extra big hug tonight — I’m sure you’ll be doing the same,” she said.