Police: Bodies of two fishermen pulled from Housatonic River in New Milford


NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The bodies of two fishermen reported missing on the Housatonic River have been recovered.

Police say 23-year-old Johnny Sanchez and 35-year-old Wilson Pacheco were fishing on Bleachery Dam Wednesday night when one of the men fell into the river.

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Police say another man tried to rescue him, but both were swept away by the river, Sanchez’s body was found Friday morning in the river.  

A boater discovered Pacheco’s body Saturday morning and it was retrieved by police. Both men had lived at the same address in Danbury.

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