Person drowned in PassumpsicApril 25,2013Police say person
drowned in Barnet
BARNET — Vermont State Police reported Wednesday night that a person is missing and presumed drowned after a canoe with three people aboard overturned on the Passumpsic River.
The incident took place at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the river near the junction of Comerford Dam Road and Route 5 in Barnet.
Police said two of the three people were able to swim to shore.
“The third was last seen in the river and then visual contact was lost,” police reported at about 6:30 p.m.
Rescuers searched the river banks along the river without any sign of the missing person, police said.
State police along with rescue personnel from the Calendonia-Essex Ambulance Service and the Barnet and St. Johnsbury fire departments responded to the scene. The state police Dive Team was still there Wednesday evening.
“This is being considered a recovery mission at this point,” police said in a statement. “The identity of the missing individual is being withheld pending notification of family.”MORE IN This Just InSPRINGFIELD — A man accused of killing a West Haven father and son died in the Springfield... Full Story
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