Body Found In Housatonic, Identified As Missing Boy

Housatonic River

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut state police say a body has been found in the Housatonic River is that of a teen who has been missing for a week.

State police say Kaelan Paton's body was found in the river just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. Lt. J. Paul Vance said the body was taken to the chief medical examiner's office.

Paton, 15, of Sharon was swept away while trying to rescue a friend from the fast moving waters of the rain-swollen river in Salisbury last Tuesday afternoon.

Paton was a freshman at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

State police say Paton and some friends had gone swimming to celebrate the start of summer after their last day of school.

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