A 28-year-old man is dead after drowning in the Hartford mill pond Saturday, August 15, 2020.
Police say they got word of a man is distress around 4:39 p.m. Responding officers were able to witness the victim go below the water’s surface and not resurface.
One officer did enter the water to try to find the person but was unsuccessful.
Hartford Fire and EMS and the Washington County Dive Team came to the scene to assist with finding the person. His body was found and pulled from the water around 5:41 p.m.
Police add witnesses tell them the victim went into the water in an attempt to recover a remote control boat that was sinking.