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One man pronounced dead after Wolcott PD respond to two kayakers in distress


WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) — Wolcott police and fire crews responded to a report of two kayakers in distress in the Scoville Reservoir around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

Officials first on scene jumped in the water and were able to locate and rescue a woman and her kayak. Her fiance, a man in his late 40’s, was unable to be located. A dive team was called in by the fire department and arrived on scene an hour later, according to police.

The divers were able to locate the man underwater and administer CPR as he was brought back to the dock. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was declared deceased.

The Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens said the man had a medical incident when he fell off his kayak. He was not wearing an inflated life vest at the time.

The man has not yet been identified.

Police say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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