Body Found In Lake Lillinonah In Bridgewater

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BRIDGEWATER – A body has been found near the boat launch off North Lake Lillinonah Road, a state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman said.

There’s no word on whether the body is that of missing New Milford photographer Eric Langlois, 33, who was reported missing Tuesday in the rain-swollen lake.

Local firefighters, state police and DEEP Environmental Conservation Police are responding.

DEEP EnCon police, the state police dive team and local agencies searched for Langlois for several days, but scaled back the search when conditions became dangerous.

He went into the water at Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford.

His wife told police that he had fallen off his mountain bike Monday and he and his bike had gone into the lake. His wife said Langlois went back to the lake Tuesday to see if he could retrieve his bike and did not return home.

The place the body was found is across the lake from Lovers Leap State Park, where a search for Langlois has been ongoing, DEEP said.

The state medical examiner will identify the body.

Staff Report, Hartford Courant

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