Man dies after jumping into Nashua River to elude police

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NASHUA –– A man who appeared to be evading police jumped into the Nashua River on Friday and was later found dead, according to authorities.

Responding to a welfare check call around 5:30 p.m., Nashua police saw the 28-year-old man walking down an embankment toward the river in the vicinity of Canal Street.

Witnesses said the man ran into the river, went underwater and did not resurface.

Nashua Fire Rescue was summoned and deployed several firefighters and a dive team to the scene.

First responders launched boats into the river and searched its banks. The man was eventually located underwater and unresponsive on the river’s east side.

Crews pulled the man from the river, placed him in a rescue boat, and began performing CPR.

He was handed over to a waiting AMR ambulance, where life-saving attempts continued en route to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Despite these efforts, the man could not be revived and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation. Authorities will provide additional information as updates become available.

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