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New Hampshire

July 26, 2013

Plaistow lawyer charged in fatal boat crash

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The Eskeland family has retained an attorney, Stephen Goldman of Concord. He said yesterday the crash has taken a toll on the family.

“It was a very close, loving family and there was a major devastating impact,” he said. “They are trying to move forward and it’s very difficult.”

Goldman said his clients were enjoying a pleasant trip on the pond when Buswell’s powerboat suddenly struck their vessel from behind and continued over the top of their boat.

“I believe it was unquestionable that the accident was caused by Mr. Buswell,” he said.

He said yesterday he learned Buswell could be facing felony charges, which could put him in state prison for years if convicted. He said he is awaiting the outcome of the criminal case against Buswell before deciding whether to take legal action.

Buswell remains free on $50,000 personal recognizance bail.

Neither Buswell, who has a law office on Main Street in Plaistow, nor his attorney, Patrick Devine, could be reached for comment yesterday. They declined to comment on Buswell’s legal troubles following his arraignment on the sex assault charges earlier this month.

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