Search for missing snowmobiler in Griswold suspended again 

GRISWOLD — Authorities resumed their search for a missing snowmobiler who fell through the ice of a pond in Griswold last month.

A spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said environmental police returned to Pachaug Pond in Griswold on Tuesday but the search was called off at around 1:30 p.m.

Chris Collibee from DEEP said that  he didn’t think the search would resume Wednesday because he said the conditions are very poor for seeing anything.

Authorities have previously said 56-year-old John Dubois, of Griswold, went missing on Dec. 16 while snowmobiling on the 840-acre pond, which was covered with ice.

The snowmobile was found but not the rider.

The search involving dive teams and side-scan sonar was called off because of the low temperatures. The search resumed Dec. 24 but was again called off.

Snow and cold weather have made recovery efforts difficult. Officials say it’s unclear when the search will begin again.