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Officials Identify Body Found In Candlewood Lake As Missing Bridgeport 20-Year-Old

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Candlewood Lake Photo Credit: Candlewood Lake Authority

Officials have identified a body found in Candlewood Lake as a 20-year-old Fairfield County man who went missing while swimming last week.

Denis Junio Rodrigues Pio, of Bridgeport, was identified as the man who went missing in the lake near Chicken Rock in Brookfield on the night of Friday, June 24, according to an announcement from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday, June 30.

His body was recovered on Tuesday, June 28, officials said.

The department said the case is being investigated as an accidental drowning.

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