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For Immediate Release
July 8, 2018
For more information contact:
Officer Scott McLain
(603) 227-2118

Possbile Drowning, Contoocook River – Penacook

On Sunday, July 8th at approximately 4:55 PM NH State Police - Marine Patrol was notified of an unresponsive male victim in the water in the Contoocook River in the area of Island Shores Estates.

The victim, identified as Christopher Audet, age 45, of Penacook, was discovered by a good samaritan recreating on the river. The same person notified first responders.

He was recovered in shallow water where he was prounounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy was performed on July 9th, 2018.

The cumstances of Audet's entry into the water is still being investigated.

Anyone who may have seen Audet near the river on Saturday or witnessed anything related to this event is encouraged to contact Officer Scott McLain at (603) 227 - 2118.

Other Assisting Agencies include Concord Police and Concord Fire.

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