UPDATE: Body of 24-Year-Old Bristol Man Who Disappeared in Candlewood Lake Has Been Recovered
The 24-year-old boater who went missing on Candlewood Lake over the Memorial Day weekend has been recovered by a Connecticut State Police dive team where he was reported missing over Memorial Day weekend according to Hearst CT Media. The following is the timeline of the search.
- The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has coordinated the search for the 24-year-old Bristol Man.
- Authorities had determined that he was on a boat near the Candlewood Inn when he went into the water at approximately 6:40 pm on May 29.
- DEEP is viewing this as an "accidental drowning."
- Dive teams have searched two separate areas.
- After divers reported unsafe conditions, authorities turned to sonar technology without success.
DEEP EnCon, Danbury Fire, Candlewood Lake Authority, Brookfield Police, Danbury Police, and the state police dive team had all been doing their best to find the young man.
My wife and I were out with some friends on their pontoon approximately a week after this tragedy occurred. We found out that police boats were still patrolling the area and saw them chasing away any boats maneuvering in the general vicinity.
Environmental Conservation officer Dakota Flis told Hearst CT Media that questions have been raised about why it's taking so long to locate the body, assuming it is drowning.
Flis explained to the media outlet that several factors could make locating a body in Candlewood Lake problematic such as water depth, temperature, current, body composition, and wind direction.
The Connecticut State Police dive team has located the body in the same area where the Bristol man went missing. He has not been officially identified.
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