Body recovered from New Hartford pond may be missing kayaker - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Body recovered from New Hartford pond may be missing kayaker

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Crews respond to New Hartford pond for water rescue (WFSB) Crews respond to New Hartford pond for water rescue (WFSB)
NEW HARTFORD,CT (WFSB) -

On Sunday evening, crews responded to West Hill Pond in New Hartford where a body was found.

Emergency officials said Connecticut State Police was also called to the pond, located on West Hill Road.

State police officials called it an "untimely death" of a female victim.

Detectives from Western District Major Crime (WDMC), along with personnel from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), responded to the scene and initiated an investigation.
    
Police said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) also responded to the scene and will assist in the investigation.

No further details were released.

The cause of death and the woman's identity have not been released.

On Sunday night, DEEP officials said the body pulled may be that of 53-year-old Patricia Cole who went kayaking on that pond at the beginning of the year and never returned.

The day after she went missing, local, state and DEEP police scoured the waters to make a recovery. 

The weather turned bitterly cold, freezing the pond over for months.

In May, DEEP boats were out using sonar displays that reach down to the bottom of the 65 foot deep pond, but there was no sign of Cole. 

Stay updated with Eyewitness News as more information becomes available.

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