The body of an East Hampton man who was reported missing Sunday (July 1) while swimming in the Connecticut River was found this morning (July 3) “down river” from where he was last seen, according to CT State Police Public Information Officer Lt. J. Paul Vance.
“The family confirmed his identify,” Lt. Vance said.
The body, found in the area of Deep River by a volunteer who joined a search initiated by the family, has been identified as 37-year-old Dariusz Czarnota of East Hampton, CT.
While an autopsy will be conducted, “there appears to be no criminal activity involved,” Lt. Vance said today.
Czarnota reportedly was a good swimmer who was familiar with the waters where he and his brother were swimming, at Pattaconk Yacht Club in Chester.
Experts have suggested, however, that Czarnota may have run into trouble because of strong currents running in both directions.
According to NBC news, Czarnota was swimming to his brother’s boat moored in the river when he disappeared under the water.
Rescue teams had called off the search on Monday.
The body was found Tuesday morning by a man who volunteered to help the family search, identified by The Courant as Alan Collin.
Posted July 3, 2012
Related link: video, “Body Found In Connecticut River in Deep River; Could Be Missing East Hampton Man.” http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-chester-drowning-body-found-0704-20120703,0,5617492.story
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