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A 37-year-old Massachusetts father died trying to rescue a mother and child who became stuck in the “fast-moving water” of a river in New Hampshire, authorities say.
Vincent Parr of Lawrence was pronounced dead Sunday following the incident along the Swift River in Albany, according to New Hampshire State Police. It’s the third time in less than a week the law enforcement agency says someone has drowned in New Hampshire.
“They’ve been in the water just enjoying the water in the area for, you know, hours and upon literally one freak incident that one of the family members got stuck in the river, the heroic father jumped in after him to save his son,” Sgt. Nicholas Haroutunian with New Hampshire Marine Patrol told WMUR.
State Police say an initial investigation revealed that the family was on the “Passaconaway roadside of the Swift River, east of the Albany covered bridge” in the early afternoon when the mother and child “became stuck in an area with fast-moving water.”
MASSACHUSETTS MOM DIES TRYING TO SAVE DROWNING SON AT NEW HAMPSHIRE PARK
New Hampshire State Police say the drowning happened Sunday, east of the covered bridge along the Swift River in Albany, N.H. (John Greim/Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
“The father attempted to rescue them and ultimately became caught in the current himself. The mother and child got to shore, and bystanders helped bring the victim to the shoreline where CPR was performed,” police added. “He was ultimately pronounced deceased.”
Parr’s mother, identified by WMUR as Becky Parr, told the station Vincent was “loving, kind, generous, [and] family-oriented.”
His death Sunday happened two days after New Hampshire State Police say they responded to a “possible drowning” at Crane Neck Pond in Canterbury.
“Upon arrival, an unresponsive male subject from New Hampshire was located on shore,” police said. “The NH Medical Examiner arrived on scene, and the subject was pronounced deceased.”
PENNSYLVANIA MAN, 21, COLLAPSES AND DIES WHILE HIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE’S WHITE MOUNTAINS
Parr was pronounced dead early Sunday afternoon after being pulled from the Swift River in Albany, N.H., according to state police. (John Greim/Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
In that incident on Friday, Aug. 18, police say the “subject was fishing from a canoe with his fiancée when the canoe capsized.
“While trying to turn the canoe back over, the subject went underwater but did not resurface,” investigators added. “The subject’s fiancée was able to locate him, pulled him to shore and began performing CPR. She then ran to get help.”
Melissa Bagley died while reportedly attempting to rescue her 10-year-old son who fell into the water at Franconia Falls in New Hampshire. (Everett Police Department Facebook)
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On Tuesday last week, the Everett Police Department reported the death of Melissa Bagley, a 44-year-old mother from Massachusetts who died at New Hampshire’s Franconia Falls while trying to “aid one of her children who slipped into the river.”
Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.