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    Search for Missing Snowmobiler in Deemed Recovery Mission

    A search for a missing snowmobile rider in Griswold has been deemed a recovery mission.

    (Published Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017)

    A search for a missing 56-year-old snowmobiler from Griswold has been suspended until weather conditions improve.

    Several agencies, including the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, began searching for the missing man, John Dubois, in Griswold around 6 p.m. Saturday after a snowmobile was found with no operator near the Pachaug Pond boat launch on Voluntown Road.

    EnCon officers, Connecticut State Police troopers and K9 units, along with nearby fire departments and regional dive teams, searched through Saturday and into Sunday morning for Dubois before the search was suspended due to weather conditions.

    Officials believe the rider went through the ice. On Sunday morning, the search was deemed a recovery mission.

    Once weather conditions improve. rescuers will resume the search for the missing snowmobiler, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

    Editor's Note: Information provided to our newsroom indicated that a body may have been found, but there are conflicting reports about whether this is the case. NBC Connecticut is working to collect details and will provide updates as they come into the newsroom.