Nov 25, 2014 8:32 AM
Teen who died in rollover accident in Londonderry identified
LONDONDERRY - A 16-year-old boy died after his car rolled over into water Monday night, police said.The car Craig Fairweather was driving went off Hill Road and into a marsh in Londonderry. It flipped over and became submerged with the teen inside.
Fairweather was a junior at Londonderry High School and played in the band.
On Monday, an off-duty firefighter was first on scene but was unable to free Fairweather because of the water temperature. Only the car's tires were visible when rescue crews arrived on scene.
It took crews about 20 minutes before they were finally able to free Fairweather.
A dive team was called in from Nashua to assist in a search to determine if there were any passengers, as a precaution. Officials said they had not located any others in the car or the water during their search.
Officials said rescues in areas like this can be very difficult.
"It's very unpredictable," said Chief Darren O'Brien of the Londonderry Fire Dept. "You have an area about twenty-five feet wide that you can walk in knee-deep from the shore and then all of a sudden it just drops off to over your head."
Fairweather was taken to Elliott Hospital in Manchester and died around 10 p.m., according to Londonderry Police.
The cause of the crash as well is still under investigation. Police said they have not determined the cause of death yet.