One dead after canoe capsizes in Housatonic River

CORNWALL, Conn. (WTNH)– One person is dead and two others were recovered safely after their canoe capsized in the Housatonic River in Cornwall.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reports that on Sunday afternoon, a canoe capsized on the Housatonic River with three people on board.  Two people made it to safety and the body of the third person was then recovered.

The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Antonavas Morris, of New Milford.

State EnCon Police were assisted by State Police in responding  to the incident. The incident was first reported as a search for a missing canoer, then was considered a boating accident investigation.

State police, DEEP, Cornwall fire and ambulance, as well as firefighters from Goshen and Bantam assisted with the search, that started near the covered bridge on Route 7.

It is unknown what caused the canoe to capsize.


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