Police have identified the body pulled from the water at Coventry Lake on Wednesday.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said it was reported that a vehicle drove off the Coventry Lake Boat Launch and became submerged in the water around 12:15 p.m.
Authorities said it was reported that the driver of the vehicle, later identified as 53-year-old Dieter Zumpe, of Ellington, briefly came up to the surface of the water, but quickly submerged back under.
Emergency responders and a dive team made several attempts to find Zumpe, but were unable to do so, authorities said.
Zumpe's body was recovered shortly before 5 p.m. and the vehicle was removed from the lake, DEEP officials said.