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Lt. Todd Bogardus, NH Fish and Game Department
Tel: 603-271-3127   
April 29, 2010

Body Recovered from Connecticut River in Lyme, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recovered a man's body from the Connecticut River in Lyme, N.H. late on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

Authorities were notified around 5:00 p.m. on April 29 that a body that had been discovered in the Connecticut River along River Road in Lyme, N.H.  Fish and Game Conservation Officers, assisted by the Lyme and Orford Police, were able to retrieve the victim's body from the water.

The body may be that of Alan Benjamin, who is suspected of drowning when he did not return from a kayaking trip on the Connecticut River in the Lyme, N.H. –Thetford, Vt., area on March 25, 2010.  Benjamin’s unoccupied kayak was recovered at that time, and N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers and the Lyme Fire Department have been searching the river for Benjamin since then.

The body was turned over to the Medical Examiners Office and an autopsy is expected to be done in Concord, N.H., on Friday April 30, 2010 to determine the victim’s identity and cause of death. 

No further information is available at this time.

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