Police release identity of body recovered from river in Stowe

STOWE, Vt. - Police have identified the body found near Bingham Falls in Stowe Saturday morning.

Police say the body of Timothy Ferguson, 21, of Burlington, was removed from the water at 9:46am and taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington.

The search began Friday afternoon after first responders received a report that a person had fallen through the ice into the water and had not resurfaced.

While the incident is under investigation by the Stowe Police Department, preliminary investigation indicates it was accidental.

Stowe Mountain Rescue, Stowe Police Department, Stowe EMS, Johnson Fire Dive Team and Colchester Technical Rescue Team assisted in the search and recovery.

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