Police ID Man Who Drowned in Waterbury Reservoir

NBC Connecticut

A 41-year-old man drowned in the East Mountain Reservoir in Waterbury Monday afternoon, according to police. They have identified him as Jamie Ward, of Waterbury.

Officers responded to the reservoir on East Mountain Road around 4:15 p.m. for a report of a man drowning in the water.

Waterbury firefighters along with the Region 5 Rescue Team recovered Ward from the water around 5:17 p.m. and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said Ward was swimming in the reservoir with a woman went he went underwater and did not resurface.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner determined Ward drowned and ruled his death an accident.

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