Body of Vt. man found in lake
WESTPORT, N.Y. — Authorities say police divers have found the body of a Vermont man who went missing after jumping off a cliff on the western shore of Lake Champlain.
New York State Police said their divers found the body of 39-year-old Michael Mindell of Shelburne around 6:15 p.m. Monday, two days after he disappeared during an outing with friends.
Troopers said the group was swimming Sunday after pulling their boat up to the Palisades Cliffs in Essex County town of Westport, 106 miles north of Albany. Police said Mindell climbed up the cliffs to a height of about 150 feet, then jumped off. After hitting the water and going under, Mindell didn’t resurface.
An autopsy determined he was killed by multiple internal injuries.
Police, the Coast Guard and local emergency crews searched the lake for two days before finding his body.