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For Immediate Release
May 18, 2017
For more information contact:
Marine Patrol
(603) 293-2037

Drowning on the Pemigewasset River, Lincoln

At 7:36 PM on Wednesday, May 17th, Lincoln Police Department received a call of a missing female, who was last seen swimming in the Pemigewasset River that morning by her boyfriend. A search was launched by the Lincoln and Woodstock Police Departments on Wednesday evening; they were joined by the NH State Police - Marine Patrol and multiple other agencies when the search resumed on the morning of Thursday, May 18th. The body of the missing female was located in the vicinity of Lodge Road and South Peak Road in the east branch of the Pemigewasset River and recovery was made at 12:23 PM. The water temperature was 46 degrees.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact NH State Police – Marine Patrol at (603) 293-2037.

Assisting agencies: Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Woodstock Police Department, Woodstock Fire and Rescue, NH State Police Troop F, NH Fish & Game.

   
 
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