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Conservation Officer Glen Lucas
Region One Office, Lancaster, NH
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May 18, 2013

Berlin, N.H., Man Dies While Kayaking

LANCASTER, N.H. -- At approximately 2:00 PM on May 18, 2013, a Berlin, N.H., man passed away while kayaking with his wife on the Upper Ammonoosuc River in Dummer, N.H. 

Keith E. Whitten, age 58, of Charron Avenue in Berlin was kayaking with his wife Sharon when his kayak rolled over.  When his wife realized that he was not moving, she brought him to shore, called 911, and started CPR immediately. 

Milan/Dummer Ambulance, Milan Fire and Rescue, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers and New Hampshire State Police responded to the scene.  Ambulance personnel started an AED on Whitten immediately, however ceased CPR shortly after. 

At this time, it is suspected that Mr. Whitten suffered a medical emergency before rolling his kayak.  However, the investigation is ongoing.  Whitten was transported to Bryant’s funeral home in Berlin.

No further information is available at this time.

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