GILFORD — An unidentified man died yesterday after being pulled out of the water by lifeguards at Ellacoya State Park.
According to two women who witnessed the rescue, the man was with a group of co-workers, and at some point the others realized he wasn't with them.
They said one of the people in his party reported the man's absence to a lifeguard who went out on his paddle board and began looking for him.
They said the lifeguard found the man, yelled for help, and dove until he brought him up. Others called 9-1-1 and rushed to help. The man was brought to shore by lifeguards who performed CPR on him until ambulance crews arrived.
"We feel for the lifeguards," said one woman. "They did a great job."
The young people who tried to save the man were inconsolable and weeping while nearby adults and supervisors tried to help them.
Fire Capt. Rick Andrews said ambulance crews performed CPR until they got him to the hospital where the man was pronounced dead.
As of 5:15 p.m. Gilford Police and Marine Patrol were at the park speaking to witnesses and other members of the man's party.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:29
GILMANTON — A Massachusetts man is free after posting $700 cash bail after his video appearance yesterday for indecent exposure and two count of stalking, stemming from an incident during the spring.
Affidavits obtained from the court said David Busa, 58, of Newton, Mass., exposed himself on a public street while at his second home on Valley Shore Road.
The victim said she came home from work on April 26, 2014, at 5:15 and sat in her driveway talking on the phone with a relative.
She said she noticed a man standing across the street staring at her house. She said she went inside and began to light a fire when she saw the same man standing in front of her house with his pants around his thighs.
She said he had turned sideways so she could see him and that he was touching himself.
On May 5, 2014, the victim filed a for a restraining order against him.
In her petition, she said this was the second time she had seen him masturbating in front of her house and the seventh time she had seen him standing outside of his house.
She told police that after she saw him on April 26, she called the Belknap County Sheriff's Office from her bedroom. Affidavits said when she returned to the living room after calling police, Busa was still there so she returned to her bedroom to wait for police.
She described him as her neighbor and gave police his last name. The victim said she knew his late father.
When police spoke to Busa, he allegedly became agitated. Then they returned the next day, Busa agreed to be photographed and the victim identified him as the man she saw outside.
Judge Jim Carroll also ordered that Busa sign a waiver of extradition and not return to Gilmanton until the matter is resolved.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:25
BELMONT – Police arrested a Laconia man Sunday afternoon on a side road off Route 106 after he failed to stop for a police officer who was trying to pull him out of traffic.
Police said Marvin Bowman, 43, no address given, was at the intersection of Route 140 and Route 106 and disregarded an officer's order to pull over, and instead sped away from the area.
He is charged with driving after being deemed an habitual offender, disobeying an officer, reckless conduct, and aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Because of the heavy traffic coming from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, police did not chase him.
Police searched the immediate area and found Bowman on Brown Hill Road.
They said Bowman allegedly drove down Badger Glen Road and into someone's driveway. The homeowners said they saw Bowman get out of the minivan and switch seats with another person.
Officer Joel Pickowicz found Bowman's vehicle on Brown Hill Road and stopped it.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:12
BELMONT – State Sen. Andrew Hosmer told Selectmen Chair Ruth Mooney that he would include the intersection at Route 140 and Main Street in his planned tour of his senate district with State Transportation Commission Chris Clement this summer.
Hosmer's pledge came during a morning view of the busy state intersection where a pot hole opens during rainfall and keeps growing larger. The pot hole measures about 6 to 8 feet across and impedes traffic passing through the intersection.
During the 15 minutes Hosmer spent viewing the intersection, he watched a number of tractor trailers and campers as well as regular traffic go through the intersection. During most of the conversation, participants had to speak above normal levels to be heard over the traffic.
At the meeting, police Lt. Richard Mann told Hosmer there have been nine accidents at the intersection in the past four years and four at intersections on Main Street that could be attributed to traffic congestion in the area.
He noted that during the school year, at least three school buses use the intersection going both to and from school.
Mooney noted that with global positioning sensors showing Route 140 as the primary way to get from Interstate 93 to Belmont, the traffic is heavier than ever and not likely to abate.
"It's one truck after another after another," she said.
She added that Belmont has gone to great financial lengths to improve the village area and the Main Street and Route 140 intersection remains one of the biggest hazards in the village.
Hosmer said he would encourage Clement speed up a study of the the intersection on his priority list.
Mooney also noted that the state has agreed to improve the intersection of Shaker Road and Jamestown Road so that will increase the traffic flow at the troubled intersection.
"It's almost like they're doing what they can to avoid it, Mooney said.
Hosmer said there are a lot of roads in the state that are being ignored which is why he supported an increase in the gas tax provided that the money stays in the the road improvement fund. He said he wants to see more money coming into communities like Belmont, and not just spent on improving the I-93 corridor.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:07
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