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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Man drowns in Lake Champlain

NORTH HERO — Authorities are investigating an apparent drowning that occurred in Lake Champlain, near the Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant in North Hero yesterday.

The victim was identified as Carl “Ernie” Harris, 65, of Claremont, New Hampshire pulled unresponsive from the water by two friends at around 12:20 p.m.

Police say he was pulled unresponsive from the water by two friends at around 12:20 p.m.

Harris had been swimming to a boat moored a short distance from the dock when he began to have difficulty swimming and went under the water.

A friend swimming with Harris pulled him to shore, where people in Harris’ party attempted life-saving measures.

He was pronounced deceased by Grand Isle Rescue.

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