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For Immediate Release
August 7, 2020
For more information contact:
Lieutenant Crystal McLain

Swimming related drowning, Pemigewasset River, New Hampton

On August 7, 2020 at approximately 1:52 PM, the New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol responded to a report of an unresponsive swimmer on the Pemigewasset River in the Town of New Hampton.

Officers arrived on scene to learn that a 17-year old male became distressed while swimming and disappeared from sight. Friends located him underwater and with the assistance of bystanders, he was brought back to shore where CPR was performed until first responders arrived. The victim was transported to Speare Hospital in Plymouth where he was pronounced deceased.

Responding agencies included N.H. State Police, New Hampton Police and the New Hampton Fire Department.

This case remains under investigation and the victim's name is being withheld. Anyone who may have further information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Lieutenant Crystal McLain of the New Hampshire State Police-Marine Unit at 603-227-2113 or by email at

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