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6/27/2019 - 6/27/19– Drowning – Shepard Avenue


Date:  June 27, 2019
Contact:  Captain Ronald Smith

Phone:  (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-89

On June 26, 2019 at approximately 4:00p.m. Hamden Police responded to a Shepard Avenue residence on the report of a “drowning.”

Upon arrival, Officer Elvin Rivera observed Hamden Fire Department personnel attempting to resuscitate the 64 year-old female victim. She was promptly transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for medical treatment. She died shortly thereafter.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim’s husband found her “face down” in the family pool. He immediately “jumped” into the pool and attempted to keep her head above water. A neighbor also rushed to the scene to lend assistance. 


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