Investigation Continues Into Death At Little River

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Vermont State Police and Green Mountain Power continue to investigate the death of a fisherman downstream from a hydroelectric dam that was releasing water.

Police say alarms sounded and lights flashed near the dam, but apparently could not be heard or seen downstream where two men were fishing at Little River State Park.

Police say 59-year-old Daniel Forsey of Essex Junction died Friday after losing his footing while trying to cross the river. Police are waiting for results of the autopsy.

GMP spokeswoman Dotty Schnure tells the Burlington Free Press that the electric utility uses the dam for about four hours each day to help during peak demand.

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