- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

WEARE, N.H. (AP) - Authorities in New Hampshire are reminding the public of the requirement that people on any sort of water craft have life jackets or some other type of personal flotation device on hand. That comes after two 59-year-old paddle boarders who did not have the safety gear drowned on a lake in the town of Weare.

Officials are not publicly identifying the victims in Saturday’s incident until families are notified, saying only that they were a man and a woman, both 59 and from Merrimack.

Emergency responders were called to Everett Lake in Weare and found the woman face-down in the water. She died later at Concord Hospital. A dive-team was called in from Nashua and recovered the man’s body from 12-foot deep water later Saturday evening.

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