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Body Recovered From Lake



    Body Recovered from Lake Waramaug in Kent

    The body of a deceased man was recovered from Lake Waramaug in Kent on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (Published Monday, Nov. 23, 2015)

    The body of a 50-year-old Stamford man was pulled from Lake Waramaug near the Kent, Washington and Warren town lines in a recovery mission after someone fell off a small fishing boat, according to Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) officials.

    State police at Troop L barracks in Litchfield responded to a report of two people who had fallen overboard from a boat on the lake and state EnCon police also responded, according to the DEEP.

    After rescuing a male in his 30s from the lake, the water rescue became a recovery mission.

    The male rescued has been transported to New Milford Hospital to be treated for mild hypothermia. EnCon police and several other agencies spent the afternoon searching for the second person who fell in the water. A state police and EnCon dive team also responded.

    Crews recovered the body of a dead man from the lake at 4:30 p.m.

    Investigators aren't releasing his name until his family has been notified.

    Neither boater was wearing a life jacket and there weren't any personal flotation devices aboard the boat.

    Litchfield County Dispatch initially said crews responded to West Shore Road (Route 478) in Washington, which also runs along Lake Waramaug and borders Kent. DEEP is reporting the recovery happened at Lake Waramaug in Kent.

    The water recovery mission has therefore been suspended.

    Investigators are looking into whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

    State police said the incident appears to be an accident. No foul play is suspected.