BROOKFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man has been pronounced dead after he was pulled out of the water by emergency personnel in Brookfield Thursday night.
Just before 6:30 p.m., Brookfield Police Department received a 911 call for a missing person who was last seen working on his boat that was tied to his dock on North Lake Shore Drive.
Upon arrival, officers located a man approximately eight feet underwater. Police said a Brookfield officer jumped into the water and brought him to the surface, with assistance provided by members of the Brookfield Fire Department and Candlewood Company.
On Friday afternoon, Brookfield police identified the man as 76-year-old Wayne Pogers. Police said according to Pogers’ wife, he was working on the boat and she became concerned when she hadn’t seen him for a while. That’s when he was located underwater.
Pogers was brought to Danbury Hospital. where he was pronounced dead.
The incident is under investigation.
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