For Immediate Release
Posted: August 19, 2023


Amber Lagace, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-8434 |

Crane Neck Pond Drowning

CANTERBURY, New Hampshire – On Friday, August 18, 2023, at approximately 7:30 p.m., New Hampshire State Police Dispatch received a call for a possible drowning on Crane Neck Pond in Canterbury. Canterbury Fire, Concord Fire, and Belmont Fire, along with Canterbury Police and New Hampshire State Police Troop D and Marine Patrol responded. Upon arrival an unresponsive male subject from New Hampshire was located on shore. The NH Medical Examiner arrived on scene and the subject was pronounced deceased. 

Marine Patrol’s initial investigation determined that the subject was fishing from a canoe with his fiancée when the canoe capsized. While trying to turn the canoe back over, the subject went underwater, but did not resurface. The subject’s fiancée was able to locate him, pulled him to shore and began performing CPR. She then ran to get help.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional details is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol Sergeant Nicholas Haroutunian at (603) 227-2112 or