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Man drowns in Merrimack River in N.H.

A man drowned in the Merrimack River near the Boscawen-Canterbury town line in New Hampshire Saturday evening, officials said.

He was taken to Concord Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement Saturday night.

His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

State troopers said they received a report at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday of a possible drowning in the Merrimack River.

The victim was found at about 7:39 p.m. by emergency crews and pronounced dead at the hospital, troopers said.

Boscawen police and firefighters, as well as Concord firefighters, assisted at the scene.

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The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, is encouraged to contact Officer Scott McLain at 603-227-2118 or by e-mail at scott.mclain@dos.nh.gov.


Breanne Kovatch can be reached at breanne.kovatch@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @breannekovatch.