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Drowning Death In Housatonic River

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File photo of the Housatonic River.

File photo of the Housatonic River.

KENT, Conn. (AP) _ State police say a 22-year-old man has drowned while fishing in a river in Kent.

Authorities say Felix Sanchez was fishing in the Housatonic River Sunday afternoon when he was swept away by a current and went underwater.

Firefighters from the surrounding communities responded to the scene. Divers found Sanchez after about an hour.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

State police continue to investigate.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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