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    Man Drowns After Connecticut Bar Fight: Police
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    A man drowned in the water behind a restaurant on the Bridgeport/Fairfield line after a fight broke out early morning on Saturday.

    Police have identified the man who apparently drowned in a creek behind a restaurant on the Bridgeport/Fairfield line after a fight broke out early morning on Saturday, according to Bridgeport officials.

    The Bridgeport fire department recovered Wayne Bentley, 42, of West Haven, one of two people who fell in Ash Creek behind Chubby's Bar & Grill after an altercation. The other person who fell in fled the scene.

    Bridgeport police and fire and American Medical Response were called to the scene at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Police received a call about a fight at the restaurant.

    Two people fell in the water behind the bar and grill during the course of their fight and one has not been located, Brett Broesder, spokesperson for the city of Bridgeport, said.

    Bentley appears to have drowned, but the cause of his death hasn't been determined yet.

    The Gathering of the Vibes concert is being held this weekend in Bridgeport, but the bar fight and drowning are not connected, Broesder said. 

    Police don't believe any weapons were involved in the fight.

    The incident remains under investigation. Police ask anyone with information to call Det. Vincent Lariccia at 203-581-5229.