Officials identify kayaker whose body was pulled from a lake in North Stonington on Sunday

New London

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have identified the kayaker whose body was pulled from Wyassup Lake Sunday afternoon.

DEEP identified the kayaker as 45-year-old Akida Edwards of New York, NY.

Officials said Edwards went out on the lake Saturday night around 10:30 p.m., the kayak was found unmanned Sunday morning.

State Police Troop E, Taftville Fire, Old Mystic Fire, Pawcatuck Fire, North Stonington Fire, and the Regional Dive Team were all assisting with the search.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, DEEP confirmed to News 8 divers have recovered Edwards underwater. He was pronounced deceased at 11:40 a.m.

Cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Wyassup Lake Boat Launch is expected to remain closed for the day.

This is a developing story. Stay with and the News 8 app as more information becomes available.

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