- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) - State police have identified a 56-year-old man who drowned in a lake in Raymond, New Hampshire, over the weekend.

They say M. Lee Ribblett of Raymond was swimming and attempting to retrieve his canoe, which had been blown from the shoreline of Governors Lake, on Saturday. They say he began to struggle in the water. A witness saw him, swam out and brought him back to shore, where CPR was performed.

Ribblett was pronounced dead at Exeter Hospital.

The drowning is under investigation. Police say alcohol and foul play aren’t believed to be factors.

Governors Lake is 61 acres and has an average depth of about 6 feet.


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