Police ID New Jersey Man Who Drowned in Jackson Cove [Updated]

Man is from Edison, N.J.

Updated as of 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Connecticut State Police have identified the man who died in an apparent drowning at Saturday night as 26-year-old Vingesh Viswenathan of Edison, N.J.

Viswenathan was with a group of about 25 to 30 people of Indian decent who were hiking at Kettletown State Park in nearby Soutbury before they decided to go swimming at Jackson Cove around 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, Oxford officials said.

Viswenathan's body was found near the one dock at the park, which is about 30 yards from the shore; the water in that area is about 15 feet deep. As signs at Jackson Cove note, there were no lifeguards on duty at the time.

The search effort involved a dive team from Seymour, a boat from Monroe and swimmers from the Oxford Fire Department, as well as state police and officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Oxford Resident Trooper Sgt. Dan Semosky said Saturday there were no signs of foul play. He said police are awaiting an official ruling on the cause of death from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington.

Jackson Cove was closed on Sunday but is expected to be open on Monday. 

Mary Kamilov August 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Do they need more volunteers ?
Mary Kamilov August 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Just drive down no volunteers needed now
Judi Bushway August 12, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Who proof reads these articles? I thought this was August.
Paul Singley August 12, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Sorry, Judi. We were doing our best to bring you the news in a timely fashion, and we made a mistake that was quickly fixed.
Cindy August 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM
So sad. I heard all of the emergency vehicles - I didn't know what happened. My prayers go out to this young man and his family.
Claudia Chapman August 12, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Many years ago I worked on a daily newspaper. We worked very hard, but on a daily there are always time constraints. When we were criticized by readers for missing a typo, or a grammatical error, the staff simply said "we do the best we can in the time we have...."
RAK August 12, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Really Judi ??? A young man has lost his life during a trip in which was supposed to be a fun time. Prayers for the young man from Jersey and his family. All you are worried about is "who's proof reading the article" ? So shallow our society has become. There are too many "Judi Bushways" out there.
Craig Zac August 12, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Hey people, In the future if you find a misspelling or fact problem or any other problem with an article here you should just email the patch editor (Paul Singley) instead of posting it here. Its just good internet etiquette. (And it wont make you look "Snarky" to the rest of us... just an FYI.
Jay August 12, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Dear Perfect Judy, Proofreads is a single word. How ironic that you wrote, "proof reads."
Connecticut Yankee August 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Prayers for the young man's family and friends.
Elaine miner August 13, 2012 at 11:46 PM
This is very sad. Prayers for the family.
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