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New Hampshire

April 22, 2014

Drowning victim found in Smith River

CONCORD — New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers yesterday recovered the body of Aaron Hoyt, 32, of Northfield in the Smith River.

Hoyt disappeared into the fast-moving river April 14, after jumping into the water.

Officers were patrolling the river in boats yesterday when they found Hoyt’s body about a half-mile below Profile Falls in Bristol.

Officials last week suspended the search after rising and swift-moving water made it unsafe for search teams.

The search resumed Saturday and continued until yesterday morning. Conservation officers were assisted by New England K-9 search-and-rescue teams and the Bristol Police Department.

The river’s water level yesterday was 30 feet lower than it was last week.

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