Search For Missing Photographer Continues
By Ilana Gold
Eric Langlois has been missing since earlier this week.
Updated at 1:03 PM EDT on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013
The search for a missing photographer from New Milford continued at Lake Lillinoah on Saturday. Crews returned to the water on Saturday and coordinated with volunteers in the search for Eric Langlois.
Langlois fell into Lake Lillinonah in Lovers Leap State Park earlier this week. The 33-year-old fell off the rocks while looking for his bike.
The State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection told NBC Connecticut they did not believe he was alive, and at this point they were trying to find his body.
Langlois' friends are staying optimistic.
"It’s frustrating just to be wanting to find him so badly," said Nichole Polyak.
She and dozens of others walked the edge of the lake Friday afternoon, looking for clues to Langlois' whereabouts.
"It's a lot of area to cover and it's just a lot to take in," explained Joe Howard.Police scoured the water earlier this week to no avail.
Friends were upset that police suspended the search on Thursday because of dangerous conditions with downpours.
"We won’t give up hope," said friend Mary Beth Morrissey. "One way or another we will find him."
Langlois' friends promised to keep searching Langlois is found.
"Especially with father’s day coming up we want to get Eric back to his family," Morrissey said.