Newport man’s death ruled accidental drowning

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — The death of a 41-year-old Newport man found in the Barton River has been ruled an accidental drowning by Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner.

Travis Stuart went missing last Tuesday while working at a farm in Glover. A tractor he was using was found at the edge of a field at around 11:30 a.m., but Stuart was gone. He was last seen tedding hay at the farm, near the Junction of VT-16 and VT-122.

When he did not report back to the farm or his home in Newport, his mother became increasingly concerned and notified police.

Authorities began searching for Stuart that evening. At around 10 a.m. on Wednesday they located his body in the Barton River, approximately a half a mile from where he went missing.

His death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

Stuart was remembered by many in the area as a hard working, reliable and friendly man.

The Glover Community Church will be holding a remembrance lunch on Saturday in honor of Stuart.

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