WEBSTER, N.H. (AP) – A survivor in a canoe accident that killed his friend in Webster, N.H., says one of the fishermen stood up, tipping the boat over.

The Marine Patrol says the three men from Warner were fishing in Lake Winnepocket Saturday afternoon and were on their way back to shore when their canoe capsized.

Thirty-eight-year-old Ryan Baxter and 43-year-old Edward Flanders were rescued by witnesses and treated for severe hypothermia. They had spent nearly an hour in the 40-degree water before two passers-by spotted them from the shore, grabbed a boat and paddled out to them.

A Webster Fire and Rescue diver later found the body of 46-year-old Wayne Durgin.

The Marine Patrol says the canoe carried lifejackets, but the men were not wearing them.


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