For Immediate Release
Posted: August 20, 2023


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

Possible Drowning in Albany

ALBANY, New Hampshire – On Sunday, August 20, 2023, at approximately 12:33 p.m., New Hampshire State Police Dispatch received a call regarding a possible drowning in the Swift River in Albany.

Initial investigation revealed that a family from Massachusetts was on the Passaconaway roadside of the Swift River, east of the Albany covered bridge.  The mother and child became stuck in an area with fast moving water.  The father attempted to rescue them and ultimately became caught in the current himself.  The mother and child got to shore, and bystanders helped bring the victim to the shoreline where CPR was performed.  He was ultimately pronounced deceased.

Responding agencies included New Hampshire State Police Troop E, New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, United States Forest Service Law Enforcement, United States Forest Service Rangers, and the Conway Fire Department.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone who witnessed the incident or has additional details is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police – Marine Patrol Lieutenant Crystal McLain at (603) 227-2113 or