From the Middletown Police.
On February 23, 2013 at approximately 1040 hrs. Middletown Police Dispatch received a
call from a Kayaker that she had observed a body in the Connecticut River.
Officers were later able to locate what appeared to be a male party floating in the river
just south of the Cromwell line adjacent to Rte.9 north. The body was located near shore,
but down a steep embankment which made it impossible for officers to remove him. The
Middletown Fire department also responded to the scene. At approximately 1130 hrs. the
fire department was able to hoist the body up the embankment to Rte.9.
The State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner would later arrive on
scene and take possession of the body.
An initial identification of the party was made, however his identity is being withheld
pending a positive identification.
No foul play is suspected at this time.