Man Loses Life in Heroic Attempt to Save Family from Swift River

A tragic incident unfolded in New Hampshire when a 37-year-old man lost his life in an attempt to rescue his family from the swift currents of Swift River in Albany. The man, identified as Vincent Parr from Lawrence, was enjoying a Sunday afternoon with his family when the incident occurred.

According to the New Hampshire State Police, the mother and child of the family found themselves trapped in a section of the river with rapidly moving water. Parr, in an attempt to save them, plunged into the water but was caught in the current himself.

The police reported that the mother and child managed to reach the shore safely. Onlookers at the scene assisted in bringing Parr to the shore and attempted to revive him through CPR. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, Parr could not be resuscitated.

The New Hampshire State Police are currently investigating the incident. They have requested anyone who witnessed the event or has any additional information to reach out to the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol Lieutenant Crystal McLain.

This incident marks the third drowning in New Hampshire in the past week. In a separate incident at Crane Neck Pond, a man drowned while fishing with his fiance. Their canoe capsized, and the man was unable to resurface. Earlier in the week, a 44-year-old woman, Melissa Bagley, drowned at Franconia Falls while trying to save her 10-year-old son who was caught in the water’s current.