HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police troopers are helping the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection in searching for a swimmer in Haddam on Sunday night.
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According to Trooper Kelly Grant, at approximately 5:11 p.m., they were called to search for a swimmer in the Connecticut River at Haddam Meadow State Park in Haddam. The Haddam Meadows State Park is now closed.
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The Coast Guard reports that a 17-year-old male from Meriden dove into the water after a member in his party struggled to get to shore. The swimmer did not resurface and was described as wearing black shorts, no shirt, and no lifejacket.
DEEP says the search will continue into the evening and is being conducted by State EnCon Police, State Police, US Coast Guard, Haddam Fire Department, Chester Fire Department, along with Middletown Fire Department, Dive Team, and Police Department.
There is no word on the identity of the missing swimmer.
News 8 will update this story as details become available.