Police identify body pulled from pond in Groton

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GROTON — Police have identified the body pulled from a pond in Groton yesterday.

The victim has been identified as Kristophere Perkins, 32, of Thetford.

Authorities were notified of a boating incident on Levi Pond at around 11:25 p.m.

Police say three individuals went out on a small boat when the boat overturned and only two occupants of the boat arrived on shore.

Search efforts for the missing occupant continued through the evening and that individual was not located.

In the early morning hours of yesterday, members of the Vermont State Police Underwater Recovery Team located the body of the third and missing occupant of the boat, later confirmed to be Perkins.

Police say he was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Police say at this time this death does not appear to be suspicious

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