Langlois drowning ruled accidental
Published 3:51 pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2013
A body pulled from Lake Lillinonah last week was identified as that of Eric Langlois, who disappeared June 11 while looking for his bike at Lover's Leap State Park in New Milford, state authorities said.
Langlois' death has been ruled an accidental drowning, according to the state medical examiner.
The photographer was last seen June 11 by his wife, Amber, who had dropped him off at the state park to retrieve the mountain bike he had lost the day before.
Hundreds of volunteer searchers fanned across the 160-acre park looking for any sign of the 33-year-old father of two. Among their ranks were a number of fellow photographers.
Langlois' body was spotted June 18 by a resident near a gorge, where he is believed to have gone into the water.
He and his wife had two children, a 7-year-old son, Ryder, and a 9-year-old daughter, Avery. Amber Langlois is three months pregnant with the couple's third child.
Langlois was a wedding photographer and owner of Raw Photo Design.
On June 17, about 250 people, including numerous members of the photography community, attended a candlelight vigil at the park.
More than $36,000 had been contributed to a fund to help Langlois' family.
If wishing to help, do so at www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/the-langlois-family-fund/66744.
Family services were to be private. For the obituary, see Page S11.
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