June 14, 2013
DEEP Environmental Conservation Police Resume Search for Missing New Milford Man
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police are resuming the search for a missing man, Eric Langlois, 33, New Milford who was first reported missing on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. EnCon Police officers will be conducting shoreline searches today on foot and where passable, by all-terrain vehicle in the areas around Lake Lillinonah and the Housatonic River in Lovers Leap State Park, New Milford. Due to potentially dangerous currents and flood conditions, boat search operations cannot be safely conducted until the water levels and volume decrease.
Mr. Langlois was reported missing by his wife on June 11. She reported that he had fallen off his mountain bike Monday, June 10, and had gone into the lake, but was able to safely reach the shore. She said her husband returned to the lake on Tuesday to see if he could retrieve his bike and did not return home.
EnCon Police, along with members of the New Milford Fire and Police Departments, Bridgewater Fire Department, Connecticut State Police, Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue, Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department, and the Lake Lillinonah Association searched Lake Lillinonah and the surrounding shore Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday after receiving a report of a man struggling in the water. The search was suspended due to darkness on Wednesday evening.