ID In Candlewood Lake Boating Mishap

John Silva
June 20, 2018 - 2:41 pm

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(New Fairfield, Conn./WTIC Radio) - Officials with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have released the name of a woman killed in a boating accident that occurred on Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield Tuesday.

She's been identified as 38-year-old Wanda Tirado of Waterbury.  

DEEP says Tirado was pronounced dead at Danbury Hospital at 11:15 this morning.  

Investigators say she sustained injuries while swimming in the lake.

It was later determined that 65-year-old Gary Morrone left the scene of the mishap.  He's facing a number of charges, including failure to help a collision victim.

Tirado was a swimmer from that involved vessel.

The chief medical examiner will determine an official cause of death.