Drowning near Campus as Water Levels Lower


Written by Cole Kjersgard

It is no secret that this summer has been a hot one. Temperatures rising into the high eighties and nineties have noticeably lowered the water levels in New Hampshire’s ponds, lakes, and rivers. But this has not stopped locals from beating the heat in the water.

It is important to note that with lower water levels, debris and objects that were once deeper in the water have become closer to the surface and a danger for swimmers. These factors have already become an issue, as a fatal drowning took place this past week near the NEC campus.

The drowning happened from a rope swing along the Contoocook River, where students and locals go to cool off. A post from the Henniker Police Departments Facebook page released a statement naming the victim as twenty-four-year-old Mourya Vamsi Nadimpalli from Albany, New York. Nadimpalli was not a student at NEC.

He was found ten feet below the water at the bottom of the river, which is currently much lower than usual. Officials state in the post that “lifesaving measures were conducted, and he was transported by ambulance to Concord Hospital”. Nadimpalli did not survive. The New Hampshire Marine Patrol, which has authority over inland water ways stated that “the incident is still under investigation.”

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Lily Geber is a Senior at NEC with a double major in Political Science and Communication. She serves as Editor in Chief of the New Englander.
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This article was so well written!!!