Two Drown in Mitford Pond

MITFORD (April 13, 2016) – The bodies of two men were pulled from a private pond off Nickey Road last week after the boat they were in sank.

Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said a Department of Natural Resources Dive Team recovered the bodies of Freddie Boulware, 25, of Chester Ave., Great Falls, and Daniel Vonni Adams, 28, of Pinewood Ave., Lancaster at approximately 3 p.m. on April 7. Ramsey said the bodies were found about 30 feet from the bank in approximately 10 feet of water, not far from where they were last seen disappearing below the surface.

Ramsey said Boulware, Adams and a third man identified only as Adams’s brother had made their way onto the private property around noon on April 6 without permission. They discovered a paddle boat on the banks of the pond and took it out onto the water. The boat, Ramsey said, had a hole in it and soon began taking on water and eventually capsized. Adams’s brother was able to swim safely to shore, Ramsey said. The victims, he said, were not strong swimmers and drowned.


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