Man pulled from water near Savin Lake Dam in Lebanon dies at hospital

LEBANON -- A man who was taken in critical condition to Backus Hospital in Norwich after being pulled from the water near the Savin Lake Dam in Lebanon Thursday morning has died.

State police said the 72-year-old man died at the hospital. His identity has not been released.

The rescue call came in at around 10:45 a.m. Mutual aid was called in from Colchester Fire/Rescue, Lebanon Fire/Rescue, the Colchester Police Department, EnCon, and the Connecticut State Police.

The man was already ashore when rescue units arrived.

Initially, it was an EnCon investigation according to DEEP, but the State Police have now taken the lead.