A man whose car went down an embankment and into Lake Winnipesaukee drowned when he became trapped inside for over an hour.

Firefighters from Moultonborough, Center Harbor, and Sandwich responded to Windward Way around 8:35 p.m. and found that a retired Carlisle, Massachusetts firefighter had already got the man out of the car and was administering CPR. The man was transferred from the dock to an ambulance, which took him to Concord Hospital-Laconia. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Moultonborough Fire Chief David Bengtson identified the man to WMUR as Barry Haight, 77.  He deemed the drowning as an unfortunate accident.

Police told WMUR Haight was driving in a cul-de-sac and wound up on a boat ramp that led to the water.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via X (Twitter) @DanAlexanderNH

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