Community grieves after death of 12-year-old girl in boating accident

HEBRON, N.H. – A 12-year-old Colorado girl died while waterskiing on a New Hampshire lake after she was struck and killed by a boat her father was operating.

Zoe Anderson of Highlands Ranch fell while waterskiing on Monday on Newfound Lake in central New Hampshire, The New Hampshire Marine Patrol told the Associated Press.

Authorities say that her father, Sherwood Anderson, was driving the boat when it hit her. His wife and another daughter were also aboard the boat, authorities said.

The family called 911 as they brought Zoe to shore but she couldn't be revived.

The family calls what happened a "freak accident."

She could not be revived.

Zoe's volleball coach told FOX31 Wednesday the 12-year-old was an important part of the team, voted MVP after a gold medal-winning tournament.

But even more importantly, as you'll see in the video, she always showed up with a smile and a great attitude.

A Go Fund Me account has been established to assist Zoe's family.