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Bristol man identified as Candlewood Lake drowning victim

Larry Chan fell off a boat on May 29 and his body was found last week.
Candlewood Lake

BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A body found last week in Candlewood Lake has been identified by officials as a 24-year-old Bristol man.

Dive teams have been searching for Larry Kwokpo Chan since he was reported missing on the evening of May 29.

Chan was on a vessel and went into the water around 6 p.m. He was not seen again. The vessel was not underway at the time, according to officials.

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The incident is being investigated as an accidental drowning, and the investigation remains open pending final report from the State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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Patrol vessels and dive teams had been searching the lake in the weeks since the man went missing.

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DEEP Environmental Conservation Police, the Candlewood Lake Authority, Brookfield PD, Danbury PD and Fire, and the Connecticut State Police Dive Team all assisted in the search effort.

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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