Officials call kayaker's death a suicide

July 24, 2013, 1:55 pm

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's chief medical examiner says a kayaker found dead in the Squamscott River in June killed herself.

Seacoastonline reports ( that Dr. Thomas Andrews concluded that 59-year-old Ann Colcord of North Hampton died of self-induced drowning. He declared her manner of death a suicide.

Colcord was reported missing June 24. Her body was recovered after a nightlong search by police and Fish and Game officials near her capsized kayak in Stratham the next day, not far from her parked car and a boat ramp.

Her family declined to comment on the medical examiner's findings.

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