- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) - Police have released the identities of the 10-year-old boy who drowned when he went under water while swimming in the Merrimack River and his stepfather who died trying to save him.

The body of boy, Javier Gonzalez, was recovered by divers on Thursday morning in water that was about 20 to 25 feet deep. His body of his stepfather, 34-year-old Jibril Mohamed, was found Thursday afternoon in 12-foot-deep water about a half-mile away.

Boscawen police said the boy’s mother and 6-year-old sibling saw them disappear Wednesday evening. The mother called 911.

Mohamed’s brother, Jeylami Mohamed, tells the Concord Monitor (http://bit.ly/1NjeYbg) Jibril had arrived in the United States in 2009 after 17 years in a Kenyan refugee camp. He moved to Concord, married and worked in a grocery store.



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