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Lake Willoughby drowning

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WESTMORE, Vt. -

An elderly man drowned in Lake Willoughby. It happened around 4 o'clock Friday afternoon.

Police say 83-year-old Joseph Anestasia was swimming approximately 30-yards from the beach when other swimmers noticed he was unconscious in the water. Family members and bystanders pulled him to shore, called 911, and initiated CPR. He died at the hospital. The cause of death has been determined as drowning with a coronary medical event as a contributing factor.

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