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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. 

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Prayers for the young man's family and friends.
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