|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2010
On Sunday, March 14, at 4:13 p.m., Troopers responded to 22 Oak Street in Lyme for a possible drowning.
Upon the arrival of Troopers, Lyme and Old Lyme EMS personnel were conducting CPR on the victim, Richard Seckla DOB 10/18/34, whom they had just removed from a small pond behind the residence.
The victim was transported by Old Lyme Ambulance to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, where he was pronounced dead.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was attempting to move structures in the pond due to the rising water. The cause of death appears to be accidental.
The incident remains under investigation by Troopers.
Lt. J. Paul Vance