A Salem, Massachusetts man drowned in the Connecticut River near Colebrook on Wednesday, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game.
John Cornish, 71, was launching his boat with a friend when it began to drift away, carried by the current, Conservation Officer Kevin Bronson wrote in a news release.
Cornish, who was wearing hip waders, went after the boat, lost his footing and slipped under the water. He was pulled from the river by a friend but was unconscious and couldn’t be revived.
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