During search efforts Thursday morning, crews located a body believed to be that of Joshua Hwang in the Green River Reservoir in Hyde Park. The body was recovered and will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, and to confirm identity.
Facilities and public access to the reservoir will reopen with the conclusion of search operations.
Joshua Hwang, 22, of New Windsor, New York, was last reported seen by friends with whom he had been camping at site No. 25 at the reservoir at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. On Wednesday morning, the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department determined Hwang was still missing, and a search was initiated. VSP was notified and joined the search at 12:26 p.m. Hwang was last reported seen wearing a wet shirt and shorts, and without shoes. He was unfamiliar with the area.
Assets deployed in this incident include the Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, K-9 Unit, Scuba Team, Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Victim Services Unit, along with wardens from Vermont Fish & Wildlife, Colchester Technical Rescue, the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department, and the Morristown Police Department.
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