Bodies of teenagers missing in Farmington River have been found – NBC Connecticut

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The bodies of two teenagers who went missing after swimming in the Farmington River last week have been found, a statement from the director of the Plainville school district confirmed Monday.

The teams have been looking for Anthony Nagore, 17, and Lucas Brewer, 15, since they were reported missing on Thursday.

NBC Connecticut has a team on site and is awaiting an update from authorities.

The search continued for days as crews had to suspend their efforts due to dangerous conditions on the water. The research was being conducted on the Farmington River in Avon, near the Canton Line.


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Lucas Brewer, 15, and Anthony Nagore, 17, were reported missing after entering the Farmington River in Avon on Thursday.

Officials from the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the two teenagers were friends.

Keith Williams of DEEP EnCon Police said there was no indication the teens had personal flotation devices with them when they got out on the water and DEEP urges anyone who goes on a river to wear a safety jacket. The research has triggered a warning about rising river waters following heavy rains statewide.

Anyone planning to travel to the Farmington River today is urged to be cautious. Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police are warning that water levels are expected to rise rapidly this morning and currents will be strong even though the water appears calm.

Officials said on Friday morning that a resident saw the teens heading for the river around 1 p.m. Thursday and warned them of the dangers of the water.

DEEP officials have warned that water levels are very high on the river after a lot of rain and the currents are strong.

Police will resume the search for two missing Plainville teenagers who were last seen swimming in the Farmington River, according to a silver alert released overnight.

The search began around 9 p.m. Thursday and the vehicle the teens were in was found on School Street in Avon, near the Farmington River.

DEEP said personal effects, including their cell phones, sneakers and clothing, were found on the banks of the river on DEEP’s property near a former pumping station.

State and local agencies have responded to help with the search.

Photo of missing teenager ANTHONY NAGORE


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Police are looking for two missing Plainville teenagers who were last seen swimming in the Farmington River, according to a silver alert released overnight.

Steve LePage, superintendent of schools in Plainville, sent a message to the school community on Friday saying that one of the teenagers is from Plainville and is attending high school in Plainville. The other is not from Plainville, but was visiting family in town, he said.

LePage said the Cornerstone Counseling Center is available to support all staff, students and families and can be contacted at 860-863-1001.

LePage released a new statement on Monday following the discovery of the boys, which reads:

“I’m sure many of you have seen the reports that by late afternoon the two missing boys, Lucas and Anthony, were located. Emergency crews are still on the scene and have closed. some access points to the river.I understand that some still congregate near the river; however, out of respect for privacy and the needs of emergency teams, I asked most of the staff at the school not to be present tonight. I will provide any further information on the services planned in the days to come. Our hearts go out to the families directly affected and to all those affected by these tragic losses. “



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