LINCOLN, New Hampshire — A mom drowned attempting to rescue her younger son who was being pulled by the present at a preferred waterfall and one other son who jumped in to assist turned lodged in boulders and was rescued by his father, authorities stated.
The mom was a part of a Massachusetts household of 5 visiting Franconia Falls in Lincoln together with a pal on Tuesday afternoon, the New Hampshire Fish and Recreation Division stated.
“One of many minor youngsters slipped and fell into one of many swimming pools on the falls,” Sgt. Heidi Murphy stated. “He couldn’t get out of the pool because it was a quick, circulating present. The mom jumped into the river to assist her little one and started to right away have hassle.”
Two different youngsters jumped into the water to assist their brother and mom.
“They had been in a position to get their brother out of the water, however in doing so, one other brother turned lodged within the boulders and couldn’t escape,” Murphy stated.
On the similar time, the daddy was looking for the mom. He ultimately discovered her on a rock and instantly started CPR, however she was unable to be revived, Murphy stated.
The daddy then made it over to his son’s location and was in a position to pull him to security.
Murphy stated two folks with accidents not thought of life-threatening had been taken to a hospital for additional analysis and therapy.
The names of the mom and her household weren’t instantly launched.
Franconia Falls is a well-liked mountain climbing vacation spot and swimming gap within the White Mountain Nationwide Forest. Folks can slide off rock slabs into swimming pools of water.