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August 12, 2016

CALAIS DROWNING UPDATE

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CALAIS DROWNING UPDATE

 

Calais, VT - August 12, 2016 – Early Friday morning, at approximately 9:10am, Vermont State Police SCUBA Team along with Colchester Technical Rescue recovered the body of Seamus Beall, 17 of East Calais, in Curtis Pond following a swimming incident early Thursday evening.  Beall was located in the vicinity where he was last seen.  Witnesses report Beall was a good swimmer.

 

The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy, to determine the cause and manner of death.  No other information is available at this time.  

 

Vermont State Police detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, and ask anyone with information to contact investigators at the Middlesex Barracks at 802-229-9191. 

 

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At approximately 7:12 pm this evening, troopers at the Vermont State Police barracks in Middlesex were notified of a missing swimmer at Curtis Pond in Calais.  Swimmers in the area called 911 to report that a friend had not reappeared after entering the water.  Troopers responded to the area to assist with the search, along with the Woodbury Fire Department and East Montpelier Fire & Ambulance.  At this time the swimmer has not been located.  The search will continue at daylight tomorrow. The investigation is on-going at this time. 

 

Names of the persons involved and the missing swimmer are being withheld at this time.  Vermont State Police will continue the search in and around the water of Curtis Pond, and are conducting an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks at 802-229-9191.

 

No further information is available at this time.

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277

802-279-4554

Scott.Waterman@vermont.gov

 

 

Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277

802-279-4554

Scott.Waterman@vermont.gov