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Body Found Along River Identified

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(HARTFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –  Hartford Police say the  man whose body was found on the west bank of the Connecticut River in  Haddam  Thursday was  33 year old Ricky Cruz of  Hartford.

Cruz  fell into the river on May 3 at about  5:00 pm, south of Adriaen’s Landing .Officers   say the Cruz was   fishing  from the west   shore of river  when a woman dropped her keys into the water,Cruz tried to retreive the keys ,removing some clothing and lowering himself into the water.He was   quickly taken by the   swift current.Witnesses saw him struggle for about  150 yards before he went under.

Kayakers discovered the body about 3:30 Thursday afternoon.

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