A report of an “unmanned life raft” in Potter’s Cove triggered a multi-agency search of the area shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday.

Portsmouth Fire Department and responding crews were tied up for 1 hour during the search.

The “life raft” was located and determined to be a recreational flotation device by first responders, they say it was likely left behind by the party goers and boaters that attended Aquapalooza over the weekend.

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