Hooksett man found dead in boat on Lake Winnipesaukee

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Jun. 12—State police are investigating after a Good Samaritan reported finding a Hooksett man dead in a fishing boat that was going in "circles" early Sunday on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Around 6:08 a.m. Sunday, state police received a 9-1-1 call reporting a boater initially believed to be operating recklessly in Alton Bay. The vessel, a 14' outboard open-style fishing boat, was reported to have performed "a couple of fast circles" before coming to a stop and floating adrift.

State police said a boater in the area approached the vessel and found the single occupant — a male identified as Donald Longhi, 76 of Hooksett — in the boat and unresponsive.

"The Good Samaritan called for help, flagged down first responders, and assisted in securing the boat," state police said in a statement.

Longhi was taken to Concord Hospital-Laconia, where he was pronounced dead.

No other information was immediately available. The cause of death is under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed it or has further information is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police — Marine Patrol Sergeant Nicholas Haroutunian at Nicholas.M.Haroutunian@dos.nh.gov or 603-227-2112.