Vermont State Police say a man apparently drowned while fishing at Little River State Park.
Police say the man was with a friend at about 4:30 p.m. Friday when the water began to rise from a dam. It was being released as part of Green Mountain Power’s routine power generating process.
Police say the man attempted to cross the river but lost his footing due to the strong current and was swept downstream. He was found dead a short distance away.
An investigation showed that the alarm warning system for the dam was working. Police say the victim and his friend were fishing near some falls nearly a mile from the alarm station. The friend said they didn’t hear the alarm.
The man’s name has not been released yet.