Bodies of teen, man pulled from water at East Mountain Reservoir

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PROSPECT, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people swimming at Mountain Reservoir Tuesday evening have died.

Just after 6:30 p.m., Waterbury Police Department, Prospect first responders, police, fire and EMS were called to East Mountain Reservoir on Murphy Road for reports of two people who fell off some type of air mattress and disappeared below the surface.

According to police, several young adults were swimming in reservoir.

“The two male victims (age 24 and age 17) were floating on an air mattress when the mattress capsized. Both individuals struggled in the water and did not return to the surface,” police said.

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State police divers located the bodies of the two males and brought them to the surface. Waterbury police confirmed the victims were transferred to Saint Mary’s Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

Detectives and the Crime Scene Unit of the Forensic Division responded to assist in this investigation.

The OCME will determine the manner and cause of death. This remains an open and active investigation.

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