MILTON - A Newmarket man drowned on Tuesday when he fell off his canoe while fishing on Milton Three Ponds.
Witnesses called 911 around 9:20 a.m. to say the man was in the water of Northeast Pond and holding onto his canoe. They said some time later he attempted to swim to shore, but after swimming a short distance went under, according to a Marine Patrol press release.
A Good Samaritan swam out to the location where the victim disappeared in an attempt to locate him but was unsuccessful. The victim was not wearing a life jacket.
Marine Patrol officers located the body of Sonethanong Khongsouvankham, who was born in 1978, around 1 p.m. Other assisting agencies include Milton Police and Fire.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any additional information is asked to contact
Marine Patrol Sergeant Steve O'Connor at (603) 227-2114 or by email at Stephen.J.O'Connor@dos.nh.gov.