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Lt. Todd Bogardus, N.H. Fish and Game Department
Tel: 603-271-3127   
April 30, 2010

Recovered Body from Connecticut River in Lyme, N.H., Identified as Missing Kayaker

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department today stated that results of an autopsy have positively identified the recovered body from the Connecticut River in Lyme, N.H., on April 29, 2010, to be that of missing kayaker Alan Benjamin of Rochester, Vt.  The cause of death has been ruled a drowning.

Alan Benjamin was 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.  At that time, Benjamin’s vehicle was located parked at the North Thetford, Vt., boat launch, and his unoccupied kayak was recovered that evening floating in Hanover, N.H., approximately 14 miles downstream from the launch.  N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers and the Lyme Fire Department have been searching the river for Benjamin since that time. 

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