Police: Trumbull man dies after drowning in Pinewood Lake

Krahe had been at the lake with family members and was swimming near a floating dock anchored a short distance from the shoreline beach when he went under the water and did not surface, according to police.

Nicole Alarcon Soares

Jul 5, 2024, 12:49 AM

Updated 19 days ago

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A Trumbull man died late Wednesday after his body was pulled from the water at Pinewood Lake in the Nichols section of Trumbull, police say.
It happened just after 7:00 p.m.
Trumbull police said 38-year-old William Krahe was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police and firefighters located Krahe underwater and brought him to shore.
Krahe had been at the lake with family members and was swimming near a floating dock anchored a short distance from the shoreline beach when he went under the water and did not surface, according to police.
Police said lifeguards and other swimmers initially searched the area and attempted to locate him but were unsuccessful.
The Pinewood Lake and beach area were temporarily closed late Wednesday and early Thursday.
The drowning appears to have been accidental, according to police.


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