Lake Winfield drowning victim identified


PLYMOUTH, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is dead after fire crews rescued him from Lake Winfield Sunday, July 5.

At approximately 6:02 p.m. Sunday, Litchfield County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a man, later identified as 45-year-old Jimmie Ferguson of Terryville, possibly drowned in Lake Winfield.

The caller said Ferguson was swimming in the area of Seymour Road and she could no longer see him; police said she believed he had gone under.

Plymouth Police, Terryville Fire, and Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, the Terryville Fire Department performed a water rescue and pulled Ferguson from the water. CPR was performed on him and he was transported to Bristol Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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