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James Sylvestre, 45, still Missing after Falling of MS Mt. Washington during Halloween Cruise

James Sylvestre, 45, of Hooksett, NH is still missing after he fell off the Halloween cruise, Mt_WashingtoncruiseMS Mt. Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee at about 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.

The body of a man who fell off a Halloween cruise during the weekend remained missing Monday as crews used a high-tech cameras to scan Lake Winnipesaukee. 
James Sylvestre, 45, of Hooksett, fell off the popular MS Mt. Washington into the lake during a Halloween party about 10 p.m. Saturday night. He had told his wife that he was going up on deck to get some air during the last half-hour of the cruise. 
A four-hour search ensued, but was hampered by darkness, driving rain and strong winds.

As anyone who is familiar with New England waters this time of year, hypothermia sets in rather quickly in 50 degree waters.

“Diving is very difficult,” Lt. Tim Dunleavy of the New Hampshire Marine Patrol said of the wind and rough waters. “The water depths as well are difficult — we’re ranging from 60 to 100 feet of water.” 
With water temperatures in the 50s, searchers said anyone in the lake would be overcome by hypothermia in a matter of minutes. Monday’s search was deemed a recovery operation, not a rescue effort. (Boston Herald)

Search for body of missing party-goer resumes

October 31st, 2006 at 04:28pm Posted by | Cruise ship, Missing, Missing Adult | one comment

Authorities Search Portsmouth, NH Harbor for Missing Person

Portsmouth, NH police are asking the publics help as they investigate a story that a man Sarah Long Bridgeeither fell or jumped into Portsmouth Harbor early Tuesday. I can’t even begin to imagine  going into the water knowing how cold the water temperature  is this time of year. Hypothermia sets in a matter of minutes.

The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly fell into Portsmouth Harbor early today.

The Coast Guard says a witness reported seeing a man fall from a railroad bridge near the Sarah Long Bridge around two o’clock this morning.

A helicopter is helping crews in boats and on shore search for the man. (WCAX)

A witness reported a man fell into the water from a railroad trestle near the Sarah Long Bridge.

The Coast Guard searched by boat, on land and from a helicopter before suspending the search late Tuesday morning. Authorities said they were waiting to see if someone filed a missing person’s report. (Boston Globe)

October 31st, 2006 at 04:15pm Posted by | Missing, Missing Adult | one comment