Man Who Drowned In North Country Was From Rhode Island

Aug 2, 2014

The man who drowned Friday in the North Country has been identified as William P. Glad, 37, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, according to a news release from the New Hampshire State Police.

Glad was swimming at the Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc River in what police described as “swift, turbulent water directly adjacent to the falls” when he began yelling for help.

He surfaced again downstream in quieter water but efforts to revive him failed.

The Upper Falls – located in Crawford's Purchase just off the Base Road leading to the The Cog Railway - is known for a dangerous undercurrent and has been the site of several deaths.