NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A child has died after a boating accident at Wyassup Lake in North Stonington, according to officials with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

It happened around 5:15 p.m. Friday. Officials said one vessel was involved and four people, including two children, were on it when it capsized. All four were ejected into the water.

They were taken to Westerly Hospital. Officials said a child has been pronounced dead.

Connecticut State Police, North Stonington Fire and EMS assisted in response to the incident.

Wyassup Lake is popular in the summertime for families in North Stonington. But few are out on the lake this time of year when the water is still cold.

Kim Signor lives along the lake and watched a family paddling a canoe Thursday.

“I saw them out there yesterday out by an island over there where it was only about a foot deep,” Signor said.

Signor’s husband told News 8 he saw police take a canoe away from the scene.

“We raised our kids here on the lake and safety was always priority. Always just been incredibly worried that something like this could happen,” Signor said.

The investigation by DEEP EnCon Police remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.