Search For Possible Missing Person In Lake Continues

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Emergency workers are expected to continue searching Lake Lillinonah in New Milford Wednesday morning after receiving a report Tuesday night that a person was missing after jumping into the water.

State Environmental Conservation police were unable to verify the report as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, but a sonar search was continuing, said Dennis Schain, spokesman for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The environmental police said there was no evidence of a person in the water, no reports of a missing person and all the cars in the parking lot of the state park were accounted for, Schain said.

Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue was conducting the sonar search, Schain said. The New Milford police and fire departments, Bridgewater fire department, state police and the members of the Lake Lillinonah Association, also responded to the scene, Schain said.

The area of the search, which began about 7:30 p.m., was near Lovers Leap State Park.

Story by Kelly Glista, Hartford Courant

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