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Breaking: Second drowning reported in Merrimack River

A man in his 20s went missing the Merrimack River yesterday afternoon and has likely drowned, officials said. New Hampshire Fish & Game officials will begin their search again tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

The man was playing in the water just off the Hannah Duston Trestle Bridge in Boscawen when he went under the water around 4:30 p.m., Boscawen Police Chief Kevin Wyman said. Family and friends at the scene declined to comment.

This is the second drowning in two days in river. Gary LaCroix, 59, drowned yesterday.

Full coverage will be in tomorrow’s Sunday Monitor.

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