Manchester Man Drowns in Lake Sunapee
A Manchester man drowned in Lake Sunapee on Saturday afternoon. Law Enforcement Officials said 46-year old Kevin Karolian jumped from pontoon into the lake near Dunning Point shortly after 3:00 PM and became distressed. Karen Forziati who was on the boat with Karolian called 911.
New Hampshire Fish and Game, Sunapee Police Department, Sunapee Fire Department, New London Fire Department, and the Newbury Fire Department responded to the area for a search. New Hampshire Fish and Game Dive Team arrived on the scene and recovered Karolian’s body about 8:15 pm.
The NH State Police – Marine Patrol, are conducting the investigation. Anyone who has further information related to this incident or who witnessed it is encouraged to contact Sergeant Cheryl Clancy at 603-293-2037 ext. 0 or by email at Cheryl.Clancy@dos.nh.gov
Putney TT Accident Blamed on Rain
Heavy rains were responsible for a tractor-trailer crash on I-91 in Putney on Friday evening. Vermont State Police said Piotr Paczka was driving a Freightliner Tractor with a trailer on I-91 south when he lost control of the vehicle due to heavy rain. The Tractor-Trailer jackknifed into a guardrail and then crossed into the passing lane. The vehicle was a total loss and towed from the scene. Mr. Paczka had no injuries.
NH HSEM Assesses Damage in NH
On Sunday, NH State Officials were assessing the damage caused by the line of storms that caused flooding and road damage across Grafton County this weekend. New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) is determining whether volunteer assistance is available for those who have sustained damage to property and is asking for anyone with damage to call 2-1-1 and press 8.
Thetford VT Continues to Work on Roads
Thetford VT closed their Emergency Operation Center Sunday night at 9:00 PM but will be reopening at 9:00 am this morning. Residents and travelers are asked to use caution when driving on roads in Thetford. If there is a barricade, you are asked not to drive around it. The barricades are up for your protection. As of last night, 20 roads were listed as closed or down to one lane.
NH Officials Caution Swimmers
New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol urges caution to swimmers and boaters that may be in and around the rivers and streams in the State. The heavy rains from the weekend storms have raised water levels and currents are greatly increased. Additionally, floating and underwater debris could prove inherently dangerous to those using the waters. NH State Police – Marine Patrol recommends that whenever possible, anyone who participates in swimming activities do so in a designated swimming area where a lifeguard is present.