LITCHFIELD — Leonel Salvador, a 19-year-old New Milford man, drowned Sunday at Bantam Lake, authorities said Monday.

Police, firefighters and the Goshen dive team responded to Bantam Lake near Point Folly for a report of a male swimmer who went under the water, but did not surface, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Lee Sawyer, spokesman with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

“Goshen Dive Team members were able to locate the victim approximately 50 yards from shore. Life saving efforts were conducted by emergency personnel at the scene,” Sawyer said in a release.

Salvador was transported to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 5 p.m., Sawyer said.

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