Police: Park Death Was Accidental Drowning

A man found partially submerged late Tuesday night in a pond in Bushnell Park died from an accidental drowning.

That’s according to Hartford police.

Sixty-three-year-old Ben Melendez was found lying face down by two men on a rock skirt wall of the Bushnell Park Pond.

Melendez was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead

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