Arrest Made In Connection With Candlewood Lake Boating Accident

Angela Dias
June 20, 2018 - 10:37 am

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn (WTIC) - Police have arrested a Watertown man in connection with a boating accident on Candlewood Lake that left a woman with serious injuries. 

A search was conducted by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the missing woman, and the investigation ultimately lead authorities to identify the vessel which left the scene after striking her. 65-year-old Gary Morrone was arrested on a number of violations, including failure to help a collision victim and reckless operation of a vessel. 

State environmental officials say the woman was pulled out of the lake by a Good Samaritan vessel. She was quickly transported to Danbury Hospital for serious physical injuries.