Kayakers discover body along Connecticut River

The Connecticut River in Haddam, Conn. (Photo: WTNH)

HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) — State police say two kayakers discovered a body on the west bank of the Connecticut River in Haddam Thursday afternoon.

The male victim was clothed but had no identification, state police Lt. J. Paul Vance said in a statement late Thursday. The male has not been identified at this time.

Vance said the body was found about 3:25 p.m. Thursday, about one-half mile south of the Haddam Meadows boat launch. Responding personnel gathered on Horton Road, which is adjacent to the Connecticut River (see map below).

A Deep River fire department rescue boat recovered the body from the river before it was removed from the scene by the office of the chief medical examiner, who will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death, Vance said.

State police detectives from the missing persons unit and officials with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection also responded to the scene.

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