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Norwalk police: Body found in vehicle submerged in Norwalk River

With the help of rescue divers from Stamford fire and Norwalk police, the body of a 24-year-old man was removed from the vehicle.

Frank Recchia, Rose Shannon and Nicole Alarcon Soares

Feb 8, 2024, 6:32 PM

Updated 157 days ago

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Police have confirmed that a body was found in a vehicle that was submerged on the west side of the Norwalk River.
Norwalk fire and police found the vehicle in the river between Wall Street and Moody's Lane at 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
With the help of rescue divers from Stamford fire and Norwalk police, the body of a 24-year-old man was removed from the vehicle.
It is not clear how the vehicle ended up in the water.
News 12 Connecticut's Frank Recchia coverage from Thursday.
Liz Lane, who works nearby, tells News 12 Connecticut she spotted the vehicle.
"I just saw a car floating nose down in the river and at that point in the water. It was only up to about the rear wheels of the car," says Lane.
Norwalk Police Chief James Walsh says there was only one person inside.
The vehicle has been removed from the river.
Norwalk police said they will not be releasing the man’s identification until the family is notified. 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Ribisl at 203-854-3029 or via email at Rribisl@norwalkct.gov.


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