A third incident of a person going under the water in Candlewood Lake has been reported this summer. Sherman Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Green Island, more commonly known as Chicken Rock, on a report that a 21-year old man went underwater Friday and did not emerge.
They used used sonar and underwater imagining equipment in an attempt to locate the man. The search was called off shortly before midnight and resumed Saturday and Sunday.
Sherman responded with 2 fire-rescue boats, 1 engine, 1 ambulance, and numerous responders. The Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol Officers were on scene. Search and rescue canines were deployed on boats to assist with the search.
Mutual aid dive teams from the Brookfield and Danbury Police Departments, and Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue team were deployed. Additional rescue boats from New Fairfield, Brookfield, New Milford, and Danbury Fire Departments responded to assist with the search. A paramedic and communications coordinator from Danbury also responded. State Police Troopers and DEEP Encon Officers were on scene for the incident duration.