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For Immediate Release
July 1, 2017
For more information contact:
Sergeant Cheryl Clancy
(603) 293-2037

Drowning, Lake Sunapee in Sunapee, NH

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at approximately 3:14PM, 911 received a call from a female passenger aboard a pontoon boat who advised that the vessel's other occupant, an adult male, had jumped into the water and became distressed. He was last seen in the vicinity of Dunning Point on Lake Sunapee.

Responding agencies arrived in the area and began searching for the victim. At 8:16 PM, he was recovered by divers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Dive Team and was ultimately pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Kevin Karolian, Age 46 of Manchester, NH. The female caller/passenger was identified as Karen Forziati, age 44 of Boston, MA.

Assisting agencies included New Hampshire Fish and Game, Sunapee Police Department, Sunapee Fire Department, New London Fire Department and the Newbury Fire Department.

The investigation is being conducted by NH State Police - Marine Patrol. Anyone who may have further information related to this incident or who witnessed it is encouraged to contact Sergeant Cheryl Clancy at 603-293-2037 ext. 0 or by email at

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