A fisherman has died after being pulled from the water near Savin Lake Dam on the Colchester-Lebanon line Thursday morning, according to Connecticut State Police.
Fire officials were called to the scene at 11 a.m. and said the man was fishing in the area with his friend when he went into the water.
The 72-year-old man was rushed to Backus Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“They were on the side of the pond and his friend looked over and he was in the water,” Deputy Chief Mark Elliott, of the Lebanon Fire Department, said. “Whether there was a medical emergency prior or whether he lost his footing and ended up in the water, we’re not sure.”
Crews had also mobilized a dive team, but the man was already out of the water.
"When our crews arrived the man had already been removed from the water by, I believe, the Colchester Police, the first arriving unit. So, he was out of the water when we arrived so we didn’t have to launch a boat," Elliott added.
State police are leading the investigation. The fisherman’s name has not been released.