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For Immediate Release
May 31, 2020
For more information contact:
Lt. Crystal McLain

Drowning, Salmon Falls River, Rollinsford

On May 30, 2020 at 2:07 PM, New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol dispatch received a call reporting a missing child who had been wading with an adult in the Salmon Falls River in Rollinsford near the boat launch. Multiple agencies responded including NHSP Marine Patrol, NHSP Troop A, NHSP Air Unit, NH Fish and Game, Rollinsford Police and Fire Departments, Strafford County Sheriffs Department, and the Durham Fire Department.

Shoreline and water searches were performed. At approximately 4:42 PM, NH Fish and Game divers located the 6-year old male victim. He was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and flown to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The incident remains under investigation and the victim's name is being withheld. Anyone who has further information related to, or who witnessed the incident, is encouraged to contact Lt. Crystal McLain at 603-227-2113 or by email at

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