Conn. man drowns in Saco River in NH


New Hampshire State Police have identified a Connecticut man who drowned in the Saco River in North Conway. Police said three people had jumped more than 30 feet from a railroad trestle into the river to swim on Saturday afternoon when one of them did not resurface. Police say that about 15 minutes later, 30-year-old Edward Foster of Gales Ferry, Conn., was recovered from the water, about 600 feet from the trestle. Police say that CPR was performed on him and that he was taken from the Saco River Campground to Memorial Hospital in North Conway, where he was pronounced dead. North Conway Fire Chief Pat Preece told WMWV radio that the trestle was difficult to reach. The river was above its normal level for this time of year, and the three men had jumped into water that was about 8 feet deep, Preece said.

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