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Jun 25, 2015 10:58 AM

UPDATE: Hearse arrives for boy who drowned in Merrimack River


BOSCAWEN - The body of a 10-year-old boy who drowned in the Merrimack River has been recovered.

His father, who went in after the boy when he started to struggle, has not been found yet.

Rescue crews continued their search for the pair Thursday morning.

The Division of State Police-Marine Patrol received a 911 call around 6 p.m. Wednesday that a 10-year-old swimmer disappeared in the current of the Merrimack River.

The young boy’s parents were on shore.

The father went into the water to try to rescue the boy and also began to struggle.

After watching father and son disappear in the water, the mother called 911. In addition to Marine Patrol and the NH Fish & Game Dept., emergency responders from Boscawen, Penacook, and Concord (Police and Fire) searched until 8:30 p.m. when efforts were suspended for the evening.

Officials are still searching the river just south of the Hannah Dustin Park and Ride below the US RT 3-4 Bridge for the father's body.

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