Connecticut Death Toll from Storm Rises to Three
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The body of a missing man has been recovered in Milford, bringing the state’s death toll from superstorm Sandy to three.
The Coast Guard says the body of 34-year-old Brian Bakunas of Milford was recovered by town police on Tuesday.
Police say Bakunas jumped from a pier during the storm at about 8 p.m. Monday night and was last seen swimming in the heavy surf.
Two other Connecticut residents were killed by falling trees during the storm.
State police say 90-year-old Olga Raymond was one of three family members struck by a tree in Mansfield Monday evening as they were walking to a neighbor’s home after losing power.
A firefighter also was killed in Easton when a tree fell on his truck Monday evening. His name has not been released.