A woman drowned Thursday on the Salmon Falls River in Rochester.

The New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol along with the Rochester Police and Fire Departments responded to a call about a possible drowning around 4 pm. They pulled a woman later identified as Doreen Allen, 40, of Rochester from the water, and began administering CPR.

She was taken to Frisbee Memorial Hospital where she later drowned.

Several social media posts indicated Allen was married with two children.

State Police said the drowning did not appear suspicious, but did not disclose if Allen was swimming or boating and if she was alone.

Police are asking any witnesses to contact them at 603-227-2115.

The Marine Patrol used the drowning to reinforce their message about water safety.

"Everyone on the water should have flotations close by when swimming. While boating, people should always have a life jacket for everyone on board the vessel, kids under the age of 13 must be wearing their life jacket. Life jacket laws apply to all powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards," the patrol unit said in a statement.

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

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