Drownings Reported On Lake Champlain, White River

Print More

There have been more drownings in Vermont this week. Vermont Emergency responders say a boy drowned while tubing in the White River in Stockbridge.

Officials say the boy got caught in a snag and was pulled under the water on Thursday.

WCAX-TV says a relative tried to rescue the boy but the relative was also sucked under and suffered minor injuries to his legs and feet before he was able to swim to safety.

The boy’s body was recovered about 30 minutes later. His name and age have not been released.

And Vermont State Police say an 85-year-old man from Quebec has drowned in Lake Champlain.

Police believe that Roger Ferland was out on a fishing trip Tuesday morning from the Lakehurst Campground dock in Wait Bay. They think his boat became swamped by high waves as his boat passed Cloak Island.

People in a nearby sailboat heard Ferland’s shouts and tried to help him. He was found unresponsive and it appeared that his boat had already sunk.

Ferland was alone. He did not know how to swim and was not wearing a life vest.

Comments are closed.