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Two paddleboarders die after falling into N.H. lake

Two paddleboarders died Saturday after falling into a New Hampshire lake, authorities said.

A 59-year-old woman from Merrimack, N.H. was pulled from Everett Lake in Weare and later died at a Concord hospital, New Hampshire State Police said. A 59-year-old man also from Merrimack was recovered from about 12 feet of water, officials said.

The victims’ names have not been released. Sergeant Dave Ouellette of the State Police said they shared a residence.

Weare police and fire rescue went into the lake in Clough State Park to search for the paddle boarders after 5 p.m. and located the woman, State Police said. Nashua fire rescue divers later retrieved the man’s body, authorities said.

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The paddleboarders were found near each other, Ouellette said.

State Police said neither of the victims had a flotation device with them.

Everett Lake is a popular area for paddleboarders, kayakers, and swimmers, Ouellette said.

Goffstown and Concord fire departments, the state fish and game department, and the US Army Corps of Engineers assisted, State Police said. The State Police Marine Patrol will investigate.


Mina Corpuz can be reached at mina.corpuz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @mlcorpuz.