A Connecticut man drowned at Bolton Falls, also known as the Bolton Potholes, Tuesday July 4.
The Vermont State Police were VSP notified of the incident at 4:29 p.m. and responded to the swimming area. They say Samuel Paprin, 20, of Greenwich, Connecticut, had been caught in the rapids while swimming and became unresponsive. He was transported by ambulance to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, where he was pronounced dead. The Vermont State Police was assisted by Richmond Rescue, Richmond Fire Department and Bolton Fire Department.
He was the second person to die at Bolton Falls since last May, when Cody Surprise, 21, of Burlington also drowned there. Bolton Potholes are a series of three cascading waterfalls that each drop into their own unique pool. The total drop is 45 feet.