On January 30, 2017, Hanover Police sent out a Missing Person flyer requesting assistance in locating Adam Wright, a 21 year old Dartmouth Student. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 31st, Hanover Police received a call that a Dartmouth College employee had located a backpack along the bank of the river, approximately 500 yards north of the Ledyard Bridge. Hanover Police, Hanover Fire, and NH Fish and Wildlife responded to the area.
At approximately 9:57 a.m., the body of Adam Wright was discovered in the river near the shoreline. The Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene. The cause of death at this time is undetermined, but the preliminary investigation has revealed that no foul play is involved. An autopsy will be performed later this week in Concord. The investigation into this untimely death is on-going.