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Dartmouth students tried to save man in Conn River

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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Some Dartmouth College seniors tried in vain to save a 20-year-old man who drowned while swimming in the Connecticut River.

They were in a canoe on the Connecticut River when they heard someone crying for help Wednesday.

Student Alan Gottesman tells the Valley News he watched the man use a rope swing to head into the water, then saw his flailing arms break the surface before he disappeared. He heard someone yell, "That's my brother, he can't swim!"

Gottesman and others went into the murky water to help the man, but couldn't find him.

Police said the man was found in about 18 feet of water Thursday. He was a foreign student who had attended college in Texas and was in town to attend his brother's graduation from Dartmouth.

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