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Oxford Faces Suit In NJ Man’s Drowning Death

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OXFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A lawyer for the estate of a New Jersey man who drowned in a Connecticut lake last year has filed a notice that he intends to sue the town of Oxford for alleged negligence.

Twenty-six-year-old Vignesh Viswanathan of Edison, N.J., drowned in Lake Zoar in Oxford last August while swimming with fellow members of a hiking group. The medical examiner’s office ruled his death an accidental drowning.

The Republican-American of Waterbury reports that Danbury lawyer Alan Ball has filed an intent-to-sue notice claiming Oxford and town employees were negligent in the construction, operation, maintenance and management of the town’s beach area of Jackson Cove Park along Lake Zoar.

Oxford First Selectman George Temple says the town’s insurance company will handle the lawsuit. He called Viswanathan’s drowning a tragic accident.
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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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