Accident claims life of elderly boater

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A quiet afternoon on a lake in Goshen, Conn., turned tragic for a pair of fishermen on Tuesday when one of them fell out of their boat into the lake's cold water and later died at the hospital.

It is not clear how the 81-year-old man fell into the water, but it could have been because of a medical condition, according to the state's Department of Environmental Protection, which said an autopsy will determine the cause of death. The victim's companion held the man's head above water, but couldn't pull him into the boat, according to the DEP.

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