Man Dead in Fall at Lover's Leap State Park

A 32-year-old man died Saturday night of multiple injuries he received as a result of a 75-foot fall off a cliff at Lover’s Leap State Park into the waters below.

The man was pronounced dead at 8:20 p.m. in Hartford Hospital, where he was airlifted by LifeStar,.  He is identified as 32-year-old Christopher Miele of Bridgewater.

The 911 call came into the New Milford Police Department at 6:33 p.m.

Police report the man was intoxicated at the time of the accident. After being pulled from the water the man went into cardiac arrest, police said.


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