October 1, 2023

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Vincent Parr of Lawrence drowned in New Hampshire on Sunday making an attempt to rescue his spouse’s grownup kids.

Vincent Parr of Lawrence died on Sunday afternoon whereas trying to recuse his spouse’s grownup kids, Parr’s mom mentioned. Contributed Photograph

A 37-year-old man who drowned saving two of his spouse’s grownup kids from the present of a New Hampshire river was remembered by his mom in an interview with The Boston Globe

Vincent Parr of Lawrence died Sunday afternoon when he tried to rescue two of his spouse’s grownup kids who had been caught within the present of the Swift River in Albany, Becky Parr informed the Globe. 

Whereas his spouse’s kids made it again to shore, Parr grew to become caught within the present himself, New Hampshire State Police mentioned. Bystanders had been in a position to get Parr to the shore to carry out CPR, however he was unable to be resuscitated. 

“He gave his life to rescue these women,” Becky Parr mentioned to the Globe. “He has an enormous coronary heart; he’s form. He at all times, at all times put himself final.”

The accident occurred close to Passaconaway street whereas Vincent was visiting the river along with his spouse and her three grownup kids. 

The Parr household moved to Vermont 15 years in the past and Vincent was at all times a dutiful son who put his family members first, his mom mentioned. 

“That is the person that he’s,” she mentioned. “He put everybody earlier than himself.”

Vincent would usually journey from Massachusetts to Vermont to attend household occasions, like his sister’s commencement, Becky Parr mentioned. 

“I’m in awe of the person I raised,” Becky Parr mentioned. “I feel there should have been some particular sprinkling in there from God to make him who he’s. I might by no means have executed that good a job alone.”

Vincent Parr’s demise was the third drowning in New Hampshire throughout the final week. 

On Friday, a person died when the canoe he and his fiance had been fishing in capsized. He was unable to resurface from the water and didn’t reply to CPR, in keeping with police. On Tuesday, police mentioned 44-year-old Melissa Bagley of Lynn died whereas making an attempt to avoid wasting her 10-year-old son from a swimming gap at Franconia Falls. Bagley drowned and was unable to be resuscitated.