Massachusetts man drowns in turbulent NH waters
LINCOLN — A Massachusetts man has died after being unable to pull himself out of a turbulent pool of water.
New Hampshire Fish and Game said they were notified of a man who was drowning around 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Daniel Matthews, 38, of Northborough, Massachusetts, had jumped into a pool of water in Franconia Brook near Franconia Falls. Witnesses told Fish and Game officials that the water was turbulent and Matthews began to struggle once he was in the water.
The witnesses said that Matthews went under the water and resurfaced a number of times before trying to pull himself onto some nearby rocks unsuccessfully. Witnesses said he went under the water again and did not come back up.
New Hampshire Fish and Game were notified that Matthews was drowning around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. The called had to hike several miles away from the scene to find cell service.
Rescue officers, including a dive team, used ATVs and had to hike over three miles to reach the pool where Matthews had gone under.
A diver went into the water to search for the missing man.
At 8:00 p.m, Matthews' body was recovered and pulled from the water.