Deceased Person Found in Winnipesaukee River in Franklin

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On Thursday, August 19, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., New Hampshire State Police – Marine Patrol Unit received information about a deceased subject located in the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin. 

Members of the Franklin Fire Rescue, Franklin Police, Tilton Police, NH Fish and Game and NH State Police – Marine Patrol Units responded to the scene. 

The investigation has revealed this is a non-criminal, isolated event. Although the investigation continues, foul play is not suspected and there is no threat to the public.

Anyone who has further information related to this drowning is encouraged to contact New Hampshire State Police – Marine Patrol, Sgt. Joshua E. Dirth at (603) 227- 2115 or by email at

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