BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — A 15-year-old swimmer was the victim in an apparent drowning on the Merrimack River, the New Hampshire Marine Patrol said Sunday.

Authorities were called to the Merrimack River near the Boscawen-Canterbury line just after 6 p.m. Saturday for a possible drowning.

Officials say the victim was swimming in the river when he began to struggle. Nearby witnesses attempted to assist him, but before they could reach him, he went under and did not resurface.

He was found just after 7:30 p.m. and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of his family.

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