Man pulled from Nashua River has died

Telegraph photo by DEAN SHALHOUP Police officers and firefighters work from the riverbank below and the walkway above to hoist what is believed to be the body of a person they tried to rescue from the Nashua River Sunday morning.

NASHUA – Police and fire officials have confirmed that an unidentified man died Sunday morning, shortly after he reportedly jumped off the Main Street Bridge into the Nashua River.

Two police officers who were first to arrive on the scene jumped into the river and were able to pull the man ashore, officials said, but he was unconscious and unresponsive.

Firefighters and an AMR crew performed CPR on the man, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The two officers who jumped into the river were taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center as a precaution, police officials said. Both were released by Sunday afternoon.

The incident took place around 8:30 a.m., officials said.

The incident appears to be the second water-related rescue call within 12 hours for Nashua crews. The dive team was called late Saturday night to the end of Coliseum Avenue, in the area of the Mine Falls footbridge, for a possible water rescue.

No additional information had been released as of Sunday afternoon.

Police and fire officials said the Main Street Bridge incident remains under investigation.

–DEAN SHALHOUP