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Tuber Still Missing

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An Avon Fire Department boat is brought to the Farmignton River, as rescuers search for a man who fell off an inner tube and went missing. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

An Avon Fire Department boat is brought to the Farmignton River, as rescuers search for a man who fell off an inner tube and went missing. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Rescuers were searching the Farmington River late Tuesday afternoon after one member of a group tubing down the river did not make it to shore.

Authorities say seven people in their twenties set off from Burlington,  down the river,  which is running high and fast because of recent rains.  When they encountered rapids in Farmington and found themselves in trouble,  six of them were able to get to shore,  but one man, a non-swimmer, did not.He has  been identified as 25 year old Nasir Alam of East Hartford.

Police say they’re not believed to have been wearing flotation devices.

The visibility in the water was non-existent due to the  high water table,rapid river flow and mud that was kicked up from the river bottom.

The search will resume in the morning  if river conditions improve.

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