This morning the State Police Dive team along with Chester Emergency Services were back out on the Connecticut River searching for a missing swimmer. The 37 year old male went missing Sunday as he tried to swim out to his brother's boat. Emergency crews searched late into Sunday before suspending the search.
The body of Dariusz Czarnota, 37, of East Hampton, has been found, two days after he went under water in the Connecticut River.
His body was found around 9 a.m. in the Deep River area. State police said the body was identified as Czarnota.
On Sunday afternoon, Czarnota jumped off a dock at the Pattaconk Yacht Club in Chester into the Connecticut River and was swimming to his brother's boat when he went underwater.
Grybowski said Czarnota and his brother would usually come up the river from Old Saybrook every weekend and knew these waters well, but the current was too strong.
Authorities said two currents come together at the location, making this a dangerous place to swim.
"The currents tend to swirl and drag you under in this area, so you have to be really careful when you're swimming," James Grzybowski, deputy chief of the Chester fire department, said.
Czarnota went underwater around 2 p.m. while swimming and searchers had been looking for him.