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LAKEVILLE

Teen seriously injured by boat on Lakeville pond

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A teenager in Lakeville sustained serious injuries when a boat hit him while he was apparently wakeboarding, a sport similar to water skiing, on Long Pond Monday afternoon, a fire official said. The 18-year-old victim was flown by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence with what police and fire officials described as a laceration. Lakeville police said the victim was awake and alert when authorities responded at approximately 2:15 p.m. Police Sergeant Sean Joyce said the victim was brought to shore by the boat before responders arrived. Lakeville police and Massachusetts Environmental Police are investigating, police said.

Nicholas Jacques can be reached at nicholas.jacques@globe.com.