NASHUA, N.H. — Police have pulled the body of a young man from a Massachusetts river and say it’s likely that of a teen who apparently fell down a storm drain in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire police said officials there, along with Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, authorities recovered the body from the Merrimack River about noon Sunday.

Officials say that based on an initial investigation, clothing description and the condition of the body, they believe it is 16-year old Jacob Goulet, of Nashua, New Hampshire, who was reported missing Saturday.

Nashua police said confirmation of the victim’s identity will be completed by the Massachusetts Medical Examiner’s Office.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jacob’s family, friends, classmates, and the entire Nashua community at the probable tragic loss of Jacob Goulet,” the department tweeted.

Authorities had been searching the Nashua and Merrimack rivers, as well as Nashua’s sewer system since Goulet was reported missing by his parents after he did not return home from a friend’s house Friday night.


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