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Recovery effort underway for Chester boater

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A recovery effort is underway for a Chester boater. (WFSB) A recovery effort is underway for a Chester boater. (WFSB)
CHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

Firefighters said they are working to recover the body of a Chester boater whose canoe capsized Saturday night.

Crews are now searching the Cedar Lake for a 49-year-old man.

A 49-year-old Chester woman who was onboard was rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel.

She has been taken to an area medical clinic for treatment, said DEEP communications director, Dennis Schain in a statement. 

The couple was on the lake at approximately 6:45 p.m. 

Search vessels were on the lake last night and continued the search effort around 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

The Chester Fire Department is conducting the search.

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