Vermont State Police identify woman’s body found in Lake Champlain

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The Vermont State Police have identified the body found in Lake Champlain on Friday was Katherine Curley, 74, of Evergreen, Colorado.

An autopsy performed at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington determined the cause of death was drowning. The manner of death has been ruled an accident.

The other individual aboard the boat at the time of the incident was William F. Snow, 76, also of Evergreen, Colorado.

Around 10 a.m. Friday, police responded to Point Bay Marina area in Charlotte for a missing person report. Police learned that an off-duty firefighter who was fishing on the lake Friday morning had located Snow who appeared to be experiencing some mental distress on a sailboat off the shore of Cedar Island.

The Coast Guard responded and towed the sailboat and the man to shore.

Around the same time, 911 received reports of a body located off the shore of Cedar Island.

The Coast Guard and Charlotte Fire Department respond and located the body.

Vermont State Police said that Curley and Snow, had left Charlotte on the sailboat together Thursday night, but never returned to the marina.

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