Body of missing canoeist pulled from Long Island Sound

Posted at 6:52 AM, May 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 06:52:44-04

Search and rescue crews comb the water off Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., after a canoeist went missing Memorial Day. Late that night, his body was found.

NORWALK, Conn. (PIX11) – A 40-year-old man who disappeared after paddling into Long Island Sound on a canoe has been found dead, officials said.

Divers with the Connecticut State Police Department pulled the unidentified canoeist’s body from the water off Calf Pasture Beach about 11 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

Initial information from investigators suggested the man could not swim and was not wearing a life jacket when he and three others ventured into the water to fish about 12:30 p.m. Memorial Day.

Strong waves may have knocked the group off their vessels and into the water, authorities said.