Man dies during late-night kayaking on Massabesic Lake

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A kayaker died early Wednesday after going on a late-night paddle with another friend on Massabesic Lake near Brown's Island.

New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol were alerted around 6:20 a.m. for a man who was unconscious after going in the water.

Upon arrival safety officials learned the man had gone out with his friend that morning around 2 a.m. and had gone in the water and begun to struggle around 4 a.m.

Attempts to save the person were unsuccessful.

The victim's name was not released pending notification of next of kin.

Officials say there were no personal floatation devices aboard either of the vessels.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol and New Hampshire Fish and Game remind all boaters that water temperatures are still cold and state law requires each boater to have a wearable life jacket with them whenever they are aboard any boat. Children ages 12 years and younger must also wear a life jacket while under way on the public waters.

Anyone who has further information related to this accident or who witnessed it is encouraged to contact Sgt. Seth Alie at 603-227-2117 or by email at Seth.

Responding agencies included New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol Unit, New Hampshire State Police-Major Crimes Unit, Watershed Patrol Officers and Auburn Police Department.

Massabesic Lake contains portions of water in Manchester and Auburn.

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