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Unresponsive woman pulled from Winnipesaukee River river in Laconia

Union Leader Correspondent

September 06. 2018 4:24PM

LACONIA – A woman heard calling for help was pulled unconscious from the Winnipesaukee River by local firefighters early Thursday morning.

The unidentified woman was rushed by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital in serious condition, according to Deputy Fire Chief Kirk Beattie.

Laconia police were notified shortly after 5 a.m. that there was someone in the river near Fair Street bridge yelling for help. Firefighters and ambulances arrived within minutes.

Firefighters launched a boat and pulled an unresponsive woman from the water, who was rushed her to an awaiting ambulance ashore about 5:29 a.m.

The 10.5-mile-long Winnipesaukee River bisects the city center and connects the state’s largest lake with the Pemigewasset and Merrimack Rivers in Franklin.

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