Body found at mouth of Housatonic Monday confirmed to be missing kayaker

The body of a man recovered this afternoon at the mouth of the Housatonic River in Stratford has been identified as that of the person missing since last Sunday (Oct. 28) in a kayaking accident in Long Island Sound near Silver Sands State Park, Milford.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) police said tonight that the body recovered in Stratford was that of Jet Krumwiede, 21, of Morrell Ave., Milford.

Krumwiede had been missing since he was tossed from his kayak in rough waters while paddling back to shore Sunday morning from Charles Island. A companion who tried to assist him, James Root, 21, of Crowley Ave., Milford, also ended up in the waters of the Sound where he was rescued by the Milford Fire Department.

Krumwiede’s body was found in the Housatonic River in Stratford at about 2:15 p.m. by a worker for the Army Corps of Engineers involved in a dredging project there. His body was recovered by Stratford Police.

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