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Body found floating in water near Merrimack/Nashua town line

MERRIMACK – Two teenagers found what police believe to be the body of an elderly man reported missing from Nashua floating in a pond Wednesday morning.

Authorities in Merrimack were called at about 11:40 after the boys saw a body floating in Bowers Pond, near Pennichuck Brook. About an hour later, Merrimack police called the state Marine Patrol for assistance retrieving the body, according to a statement by New Hampshire Marine Patrol. ...

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MERRIMACK – Two teenagers found what police believe to be the body of an elderly man reported missing from Nashua floating in a pond Wednesday morning.

Authorities in Merrimack were called at about 11:40 after the boys saw a body floating in Bowers Pond, near Pennichuck Brook. About an hour later, Merrimack police called the state Marine Patrol for assistance retrieving the body, according to a statement by New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

The body is believed to be that of a Nashua resident about whom city police issued an alert Tuesday evening after he had been reported missing, according to the Marine Patrol release.

Nashua issued an alert shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday asking residents for information about the whereabouts of Lucas Urena, a 78-year-old man who was reported missing shortly before 5 p.m.

Nashua police were listed as one of the responding agencies in the Marine Patrol’s statement.

Merrimack Assistant Fire Chief Richard Pierson said a passer-by reported seeing what was believed to be a body floating in Bowers Pond, located off Al Paul Lane.
Police and fire units from Merrimack responded and confirmed the human remains.

“It’s a recovery effort at this time,” Pierson said shortly after noon Wednesday.

Around 4 p.m., Merrimack police Sgt. Brian Levesque said officials had removed the body and were withholding any more information for the day.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning, and no foul play is suspected, according to the state Marine Patrol.

Bowers Pond is located off Al Paul Lane, a short access road located near the campus of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. It is near Pennichuck Brook, which runs beneath the nearby F.E. Everett Turnpike. At the end of the road is property owned by the Nashua Fish & Game club.

Joseph G. Cote can be reached
at 594-6415 or jcote@nashua
telegraph.com. Also, follow Cote on Twitter (@Telegraph_JoeC). Don Himsel can be reached at 594-6590 or dhimsel@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Himsel on Twitter (@Telegraph_DonH).