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Two bodies recovered from Crystal Lake

Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 6:29 PM EDT
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BARTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Police say two bodies were recovered from Crystal Lake in Barton early Sunday morning.

Police say they got a report of an unoccupied pontoon adrift on Crystal Lake around 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

Several personal items, including a cellphone and wallet, were on deck.

Police soon learned a man and woman owned the vessel and had launched into the lake with their dog around 4:30 that afternoon. Their truck and trailer were located at the boat launch.

A search was initiated. Police say they found the bodies of a man and a woman in the lake early Sunday morning.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause and manner of their deaths. Police aren’t identifying the victims until they notify the next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing but police say the incident doesn’t appear suspicious.

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