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19-year-old New Milford man drowns in Bantam Lake

BANTAM — A man drowned in Bantam Lake Sunday afternoon.

Emergency personnel responded to Bantam Lake on calls of a possible drowning near the area of Point Folly.

Officials said that swimmer had gone under the water and did not surface. The man was later found by the Goshen Dive Team about 50 yards from shore.

Life-saving efforts were conducted by emergency personnel on the scene.

DEEP officials said the man was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased at 5 p.m.

The man has been identified as 19-year-old Leonel Salvador of New Milford.


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