NH1 News Debates


Jun 27, 2016 8:43 AM

Woman rescued after kayak tips over in New Hampshire river


TILTON (AP) — Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after her kayak tipped over in the Winnipesaukee River in New Hampshire.

Rescuers arrived at the Tilton river around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say the river was low and the rocks caused her to capsize. She was unable to swim to shore.

Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS Capt. David Hall tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/28X1cS5 ) the woman clung to a branch in the water as the river carried her toward a dam.

Hall says he grabbed another kayak and paddled to her. But the woman lost her grip on the branch and floated through the dam.

He says the current eventually let up and first responders carried her to safety.

She remained hospitalized Sunday night but is expected to be OK. Authorities didn't immediately identify her.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome