NASHUA –– A 28-year-old man drowned in the Nashua River Friday while attempting to elude police, according to local authorities.
The Nashua Police Department identified the man as Sean Alkire.
Officers were initially called to Canal Street for a verbal domestic dispute between Alkire and a woman.
Upon the police’s arrival, the woman approached them while Alkire began walking down the embankment toward the river.
Witnesses, including the responding officers, saw Alkire jump into the water.
He quickly submerged beneath the surface and did not reappear.
Nashua Fire Rescue, AMR ambulance, and the Nashua Fire Dive Team were dispatched to the scene and began an immediate search for Alkire in the river.
Firefighters found Alkire and pulled him into their boat, where they began CPR. The life-saving efforts continued as he was transported up the embankment to an awaiting ambulance.
Alkire was then rushed to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.