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Man drowns in Candlewood Lake: Brookfield police

Pogers' wife told police he was working on their boat and doing chores in the backyard.
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BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A man who police pulled from the water at Candlewood Lake in Brookfield on Thursday evening has died, according to police.

Police said at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday they responded to reports of a missing individual who was last seen that day on his boat tied to his dock at 75 North Lake Shore Drive.

When officers arrived, they found a man submerged approximately eight feet underwater in Candlewood Lake. A Brookfield officer jumped into the water and brought the man to the surface. The man, later identified as Wayne R. Pogers, 76, to Danbury Hospital by Brookfield EMS, where he was later pronounced dead.

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Pogers' wife told police he was working on their boat and doing chores in the backyard. His wife became concerned after not seeing him for a while and called 911.

This incident is currently under investigation. 

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Daniel Dashefsky is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at ddashefsky@fox61.com.


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