Body of missing canoer recovered the Housatonic River in Cornwal - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Body of missing canoer recovered the Housatonic River in Cornwall

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CORNWALL, CT (WFSB) -

Crews have recovered a body after a canoe capsized in the Housatonic River in Cornwall. 

According to Litchfield County Dispatch, crews were dispatched the Route 7 near the covered bridge at about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. 

According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the canoe had three people on board. Two of the people made it to safety and the body of the third person was recovered Sunday afternoon.

Cornwall firefighters and ambulance, along with Goshen and Bantam firefighters were on the scene searching for the missing person. 

State EnCon Police and Connecticut State Police also responded to this incident. 

Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates on this story. 

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