Marshfield: Deadly weekend on the water reinforces need for boating safety classes and PFDs

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Marshfield Fire Chief Kevin Robinson says a weekend boating accident which has rocked the community reinforces the need for boating safety classes and life preservers.

Authorities are still trying to locate the body of 23-year-old Steven “Zac” Woods, who went missing Saturday after he and another boater were ejected from a boat near the Brant Rock section of Marshfield. Justin McDonald, the operator was rescued by a kayaker, but Woods was not found.

Friends and family are trying to come to terms with the fate of the missing boater, who is feared dead.

McDonald is facing a charge of operating a boat while under the influence, after admitting to police on Saturday, that he was “buzzed,” but not drunk while returning from the spit to Green Harbor on Saturday.

About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. He was a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.