Police ID Vermont man who died at rafting event

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COLCHESTER, VT. >> Police in Vermont have identified a Milton man who died after suffering an apparent heart attack during a thunderstorm at a rafting event on Lake Champlain.

WPTZ-TV reports that authorities say 56-year-old Thomas Leggett died in Colchester on Saturday.

Police and others responded to Malletts Bay after an emergency flare went up at around 3:30 p.m. Emergency responders performed CPR on Leggett and transported him to the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Leggett was attending an event at Thayer Beach called Raftapalooza, which amounts to a floating party frowned on by local officials.

Police say there's no indication the weather played a role in Leggett's death.

Organizer Jeremy Dewyea says he plans to host the event again next year but it will likely be at a different location.

Information from: WPTZ-TV, http://www.thechamplainchannel.com


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