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For Immediate Release
July 10, 2016
For more information contact:
Officer Edward Boisvert, Officer Johnathon Smith
(603) 293-2037

Drowning – Duncan Lake, Ossipee

At approximately 10:15 AM a capsized kayak was discovered approximately 70 yards off shore on Duncan Lake in Ossipee, NH. A good Samaritan discovered a 64 year old victim from Birmingham, AL in the water and 911 was notified.

The good Samaritan and responding police helped recover the man from the water and began CPR and lifesaving techniques however were unable to revive him.

Identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Marine Patrol encourages all paddlers and boat users to wear a life jacket whenever on the water.

Assisting agencies: NH Fish and Game, Ossipee PD, Ossipee Fire Rescue.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact NHSP – Marine Patrol at (603) 293 – 2037.

Updated 07/12/2016

The victim is identified as: Eric Stokes, Birmingham AL 35216

An autopsy was performed on 07/11/2016 and the cause of death is drowning.

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