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May 18, 2017 9:24 PM

Man rescued from ice-cold NH river after sliding down rocks


CAMPTON — Rescue officials were called to Livermore Falls to save a man who fell in ice-cold water.

Crews arrived on scene at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and found a man who was stranded on the edge of the Pemigewassett River after sliding down some rocks. Officials said the river was "raging" after rains the days before.

A rope system was set up and lowered with a rescuer to the man. Both were raised over the cliff safely. The rescue took about a total of 45 minutes.

The man was treated on scene for exposure to the icy water and released after refusing further treatment.

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