Officials learned that 34-year-old Xavier Puin of Brooklyn, New York, was swimming with his family at the river. The family told officials that Puin appeared to be swimming okay before he went underwater for an unknown reason. Divers recovered Puin’s body at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene and will be conducting the investigation.
The New Milford Police Dive Team, Water Witch Fire Department, DEEP, New Milford Ambulance with Paramedic, Stratford Police Helicopter Eagle 1, Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue (NUSAR) and resources in the search and rescue K9 team responded to the incident.