Auburn (NH) Fire Rescue, Derry (NH) Fire EMS and Auburn Police responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven into Lake Massabesic from Front Park on the Londonderry Turnpike. Conflicting reports came in if the vehicle was occupied. When Auburn Police arrived, they found a man had been removed from the submerged vehicle by bystanders. The man who was cold, and shaken up was able to walk to a cruiser to wait for EMS. The man was then transported to the Elliot Hospital. Auburn Fire put rescue personnel in the water to place oil absorbing booms around the vehicle, and secure the vehicle to prevent it from going further into the lake. Grant Towing used a large tow truck to remove the vehicle. Witnesses say the man was sitting in the vehicle, and for unknown reasons drove forward. The vehicle went over a rock wall, down a small embankment and into the lake.
– Fire News photo by Jeffrey Hastings