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Body Recovered From River Identified as Missing Nashua 16-Year-Old

Jacob Goulet's body was found in the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts

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    16-year-old Jacob Goulet was reported missing Saturday in Nashua, New Hampshire and is believed to have been swept away by a storm drain into the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts where a body was recovered. (Published Monday, Oct. 24, 2016)

    A medical examiner has identified a body pulled from the Merrimack River as that of a 16-year-old boy from Nashua, New Hampshire believed to have been swept into a storm drain Friday.

    Jacob Goulet's body was found in the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. 

    Police believe Jacob fell through an open storm drain and was swept away into the water below.

    Nashua had a flash flood warning Friday night when Jacob went missing.

    The city is facing questions about how this could happen and why the drain wasn't properly capped until Sunday.

    The city's Division of Public Works investigated the cover and was unable to determine the exact cause of the cover becoming dislodged.

    Moving forward, the city is designing measures to prevent another incident of this kind. Public Works crews are currently inspecting and securing all sewer covers with tamper-proof bolts and locks. They are also replacing any existing aluminum covers with heavier, more durable stainless steel covers.

    The autopsy results on Goulet remain pending and the case remains under investigation.

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