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For Immediate Release
August 27, 2016
For more information contact:
Lt. C. McLain
(603) 293-2037

Fatal Boating Accident on North Pond, Stark

On Saturday, August 27, 2016 at approximately 12:53 AM, New Hampshire State Police – Marine Patrol received a call regarding a capsized canoe with four people on South Pond in Stark. Marine Patrol Officer Michael Jelley and members of the Stark Fire/Rescue, State Police Troop F and New Hampshire Fish and Game responded to the area.

Initial investigation revealed that they were approximately 30 feet from shore when their canoe flipped over. Three of the passengers were able to make it to shore and 911 was called.

Search efforts started shortly thereafter with first responders using boats to search the water around where the incident took place. The male victim was recovered this morning at approximately 8:10 AM and was pronounced deceased. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family members. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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