Man Falls Off Cliff at Lovers Leap

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A 32-year-old Bridgewater man is dead after falling off a cliff into the river at Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford on Saturday.

Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and a man was pulled from the water and taken by LifeStar helicopter to Hartford Hospital, where he later died.

Officials have identified the man as Christopher Miele and told the News-Times of Danbury that he was intoxicated and went into cardiac arrest after crews pulled him from the lake. 

State Environmental Conservation Police are investigating this incident.

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