Portsmouth man drowns in Piscataqua River

New Hampshire State Police on Saturday recovered the body of a 69-year-old Portsmouth man who had been missing overnight after diving in the Piscataqua River.

Around 10:45 a.m. Friday, a marine unit responded to a 911 call that Anthony Rahn had never resurfaced after diving in the river near the Sarah Long Bridge in Portsmouth, State Police said in a statement.

State Police were joined in the search by teams from the Coast Guard, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, and Portsmouth police and fire departments. Divers and sonar scans failed to locate Rahn on Friday, but the search resumed Saturday and State Police found his body around 1:30 p.m., the statement said.

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