July 16, 2024

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“After a preliminary investigation, this seems to be an unlucky and tragic accident,” Moultonborough police mentioned.

A New Hampshire man died this week after by chance driving an SUV down a ship ramp into Lake Winnipesaukee, authorities mentioned.

Emergency crews responded to Windwary Manner in Moultonborough on Wednesday shortly earlier than 9 p.m. for a report of a automobile submerged within the lake with somebody trapped inside, in accordance with a launch from Moultonborough police.

There have been no witnesses, however police consider the sufferer, 77-year-old Barry Haight, mistakenly drove down the boat ramp whereas he was driving in a cul-de-sac on Windward Manner and was unable to get out of his automobile when it landed within the water.

Investigators estimate that Haight was submerged within the water for about an hour and an half earlier than household and neighbors, who had turn out to be frightened when he didn’t return house after taking family trash to a group dumpster, discovered his automobile within the water.

Considered one of his neighbors, a name firefighter in Carlisle, Massachusetts, instantly went into the lake, eliminated Haight from the submerged automobile, and introduced him to shore, the place one other neighbor helped pull him out of the water.

The neighbor carried out CPR till emergency crews arrived.

An ambulance crew transported Haight to an area hospital the place he was pronounced useless.

“After a preliminary investigation, this seems to be an unlucky and tragic accident,” Moultonborough police mentioned.

“The Moultonborough Police Division presents their honest condolences to the household, associates, and family members of Barry Haight,” the division added.

The incident stays beneath investigation.