Man dies in river boating accident

August 11, 2018

HADDAM, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died during a boating accident in Connecticut.

State Environmental Conservation Police responded to a report of a single vessel boating accident on the Connecticut River on Friday afternoon in Haddam.

Witnesses at the Haddam Meadows State Park Boat Launch saw a small open skiff capsized, with a man floating face down in the water.

Emergency personnel transported 64-year-old Gunnar Grenman of Higganum to Middlesex Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities are investigating the accident and its cause.

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