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For Immediate Release
August 19, 2018
For more information contact:
Lieutenant Crystal McLain
(603) 227-2113

Drowning, Ammonoosuc River, Bethlehem

On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at approximately 12:40 PM, an emergency call was received regarding a possible drowning in the Ammonoosuc River in Bethlehem, NH. NHSP-Marine Patrol responded to the scene with the Bethlehem Police and Fire Departments.

Initial investigation revealed that a family member found the 31-year old male victim unconscious in the river. The witness recovered him from the water and began to perform CPR. Ultimately, he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.

Foul play does not appear to be a factor in this incident, however all aspects remain under investigation. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family members. Anyone who has further information or who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact New Hampshire State Police - Marine Patrol Lieutenant Crystal McLain at 603-227-2113 or by email at

Update 08/20/2018

The victim has been identified as Danny-Lee Bunnell, age 31, of Bethlehem. A medical condition may have been a contributing factor but the circumstances are still being investigated. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

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