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Body Pulled From Housatonic River In Connecticut

Lover's Leap State Park where a male hiker was found dead in Lake Lillinonah.
Lover's Leap State Park where a male hiker was found dead in Lake Lillinonah. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

State EnConn Police are investigating the death of a hiker who was found dead in a lake at one of Connecticut's favorite parks.

The man, who was reported missing by others he was hiking with, was found around 9:30 p.m., Sunday, April 4, in Lake Lillinonah located at Lover's Leap State Park on the Housatonic River,  in New Milford, said DEEP Spokesman Will Healey. 

Officials responded to the park after received word of the missing hiker who was last seen by those he was with from an overlook within the park, Healey said.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police, along with New Milford Police, the Water Witch Fire Company of New Milford, and Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue, all searched for the man who was located dead in the lake, Healey said.

Members of the Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue Team search for the missing hiker.

Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, Healey said.

DEEP EnCon Police are investigating the incident.

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