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Fifteen-year-old boy killed in boating accident

There are 74 comments on the story from Jul 20, 2008, titled Fifteen-year-old boy killed in boating accident. In it, reports that:

A 15-year-old boy from Connecticut died after he fell from a boat Saturday evening.

Town of Ticonderoga Police reported Daniel K. Nadeau of Mansfield, Conn. was riding in the bow of a 20-foot fishing boat driven by Christopher A. Novack, 45, also of Mansfield, offshore a rural part of the Town of Crown Point at about 6 p.m. The boat encountered choppy water, which caused Nadeau to fall overboard and subsequently be hit on the head by the propeller.

Nadeau was pulled back aboard and the boat returned to the New York State Boat Launch next to the Fort Ticonderoga ferry dock. He was pronounced dead by Essex County Coroner Paul Connery.

Novack and Nadeau were participants in the Connecticut Outdoors fishing tournament. Town of Ticonderoga Supervisor Robert Dedrick said the tournament has been an annual event for the last 5 to 6 years.

Nadeau’s mother and 16-year-old brother were passengers in the boat. Their names were not immediately available from police.

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Waterbury, CT

#1 Jul 20, 2008
RIP Dan you will be missed

Warrensburg, NY

#2 Jul 20, 2008
This is so tragic.When I heard about this last night it made me cry.I am so sorry for your loss.I will say a prayer for family and friends.
Thoughts and prayers

Alstead, NH

#3 Jul 20, 2008
My family's thoughts and prayers are with this family.
Emily R

Mansfield Depot, CT

#4 Jul 20, 2008
all your friends loved you, you will be missed.
You brought a smile to everyones face.. thanks for being who you are, we love you! rest in peace.

Vernon Rockville, CT

#5 Jul 20, 2008
I am a friend of dan's brother and went to school with them both... I can't believe that this would happen, absolutly horrible.. nate I love you and hope that you're family is doing ok
Auntie Sheri

Middletown, CT

#6 Jul 20, 2008
This has to be the most horrific experience any parent or family member or friend could ever experience. Dan was a beautiful soul and i love him dearly. My heart aches in the worst way for the loss everyone is feeling. I am so grateful for all those who have been there for my mother, Lisa and Tommy. To my brother and Diane- I can not express the sadness I feel in my heart and can not even begin to comprehend your loss. I love you both and in whatever way I can be there for you is all I can offer. My sincerest sympathies and prayers to Dan's father and his family also. I will miss your smile and the sweetness of your heart Danny boy!

Coventry, CT

#7 Jul 21, 2008
There are no words that will express how sorry we are for the loss of Dan, such a young vibrant life. He had a smile that was just impossible to miss and a heart full of joy. Nate, our love and prayers are with you and your family during this sorrowful time. You are a huge part of our family and our hearts go out to you. Diane, from mother to mother, I wish there were words I could find to comfort you, but nothing I can say can soothe the loss of a child. We offer our love and sympathy to you and to Chris during this sad time. We feel honored to have known Dan and to have seen your light and love shine through him!

Middlefield, CT

#8 Jul 21, 2008
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can not even begin to comprehend this tragedy. I am very saddened by your loss. I know everyone from work will want to be there for you.

United States

#9 Jul 21, 2008
I was shocked to hear this as I had been in that boat with Chris the day before as a co-angler. We rode 30 miles through a horrific thunderstorm and Chris got us back safely. Dan and his family came up during the weigh-in as a nice surprise for Chris. Chris kept saying through the day how much he missed them and was looking forward to seeing them all down at Ti. Please post any info on the wake or funeral.

CT Angler

Danbury, CT

#10 Jul 21, 2008
Diane, Chris, and Nate: Words can not express the feeling of sadness we all are experiancing right now. Our hearts are with you and we will continue to pray for you.


Rocky Hill, CT

#11 Jul 21, 2008
Chris, Diane, and family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in this sad time. We are so very sorry for your lose. May you find some sort of comfort and you have our deepest sympathy. May god bless.
TJ & Roberta Stange and all your fellow FLW anglers and friends.
rogers rock

Bolton Landing, NY

#12 Jul 21, 2008
so sad to hear about. thet family is in my prayers

Nolensville, TN

#13 Jul 21, 2008
Wayne Nadeau, Father of Daniel and Nathan. May you find the strengh to carry on. This will forever change you. Your children are everything important in your life. I know that. You taught them everything about living life to the fullest. I saw that.
“God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.”

“BUT God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.”

Southbury, CT

#14 Jul 21, 2008
I barely knew Dan, but learning of this tragedy brought tears to my eyes.
R.I.P Dan, you will be missed.
Justin Tralli

Meriden, CT

#15 Jul 21, 2008
Diane, Nate, Chris and to the rest of the family, I send my deepest love and prayers to all of you. I cant put into words how sad I feel for all of you. All I can do is pray for you and offer my love and friendship.

May God watch over all of you and comfort you in your time of need and sorrow. I will pray for each of you hoping that in some way, you can find a glimmer of peace and strength. If there is anything I can do for any of you, please dont hesitate to ask me.

Dan will be missed but his spirit and soul will live on forever. May God's light and love watch over you Dan. Forever
Friends of the Family

Middletown, CT

#16 Jul 21, 2008
Diane, Nate and Chris,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Dan was a vibrant kid who brought a smile to anyone and everyone's face. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you begin your time of healing. Know that your family and friends are there for you, lean on them as needed.

Harwinton, CT

#17 Jul 21, 2008
Im sorry I really never got to know Dan. I do remember he would always walk down to hallways in school with a smile on his face, always going out of his way to help people. To the Nadeaus and the Novaks, your family is in my heart and my prayers. Dan, rest in peace, your bright smile will be missed.
Elizabeth and Gerhard

Coventry, CT

#18 Jul 21, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, but especially for dear Wayne, who is truly the world's best father. Nate and Diane, we will continue to keep you in our prayers, in this tragedy. Dan lives on.
michelle A

Willington, CT

#19 Jul 21, 2008
i am verry sorry about your loss i was one of dans good friends i cant believe this has happened i will always have a place for dan in my heart i wish you guys the best and i will prey for your family. dan was a great kid and always made me laugh.
-love always,
michelle A

Willington, CT

#20 Jul 21, 2008
i am also curiouse to know if may know when the awake will be or the funeral.

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