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Windsor Man Dies After Being Pulled from Millers Pond

Victim identified as 22-year-old Nicholas Wint.

 

A Windsor man pulled from in Durham on Monday afternoon has died, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

Nicholas Wint, 22, of Southwood Drive, had to be rescued from the popular swimming area shortly before 5 p.m. after he went under and did not resurface, officials said.

Divers from Middletown South District and Haddam Volunteer Fire Departments found him in the water and he was taken by ambulance to Middlesex Hospital. 

He was later transferred by Lifestar helicopter to Hartford Hospital. Wint was pronounced dead early this morning, officials said.

The incident remains under investigation by DEEP Environmental Conservation Police.

Veronica Kleinschmidt April 17, 2012 at 05:37 PM
How sad. My heart goes out to his family. I live near Miller's Pond and it is such a beautiful place. I will keep the Wint family in my prayers.
nana of 5 April 17, 2012 at 07:49 PM
When is the DEEP going to do something about that place??????? May he RIP!!!
Brigid April 17, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Why do so many people drown in Miller's Pond. Is there an under tow? Doesn't sound likely since its a pond. But does anyone know why this keeps happening? People swim at many places where there is no life guard and those spots do not have such high drowning stats.
DMFres April 17, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Notice 99% of fatalities are people from the inner city. there's really nowhere to swim in the city, that's why they come here. They wanna show off to their friends that they can jump off the cliff into the pond. If he was struggling for 15min, why didnt someone jump in to help him? maybe because they couldnt swim? Maybe because it's too dangerous to swim at millers pond? there could be a number of reasons. There's no need to blame millers pond or DEEP officials. It's the people who decide to go there and ignore the sign that says "no life guard on duty" "not a designated swim area". Yes it's tragic when a death occurs there and my prayers go out to the family, but it's nobody's fault but the swimmers who go there for ignoring the clearly stated sign at the beginning of the trail.
JBS April 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM
What a shame and heart felt sympathy to the Wint family. DMFres is right, too many folks think they can swim across the Pond and unfortunately it's a longer swim than you think and it's deep so you can't go to the bottom and push off to get to the top for air. I live in the area and walk my dog there all the time, swim in the summer, all my kids did as well, great place but you have to be careful.

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