Citing the ongoing investigation, police are offering little additional information about how a man drowned in the Winooski River earlier this month.

Padam Tiwari, 18, of Winooski was fishing with members of his family along the Winooski River off Duxbury Road on June 1 when he entered the water and drowned, Vermont State Police said.

Detective Sgt. Jacob Metayer of the state police offered little information beyond that.

The incident occurred near a suspended footbridge that allows hikers on the Long Trail to cross the river.

Metayer said Tiwari was not standing on the bridge, but along the shoreline, when he entered the water.

How exactly he entered the water — if he fell, jumped or was pushed — is still under investigation, as is whether drugs and/or alcohol contributed to the incident.

Metayer said Tiwari’s body was recovered near where he entered the water. Police were assisted by first responders from Bolton and Richmond, as well as Colchester Technical Rescue.

At least one family member entered the river in an attempt to save Tiwari, Metayer said. That person did not need to be rescued, he said.

Tiwari’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for an autopsy.

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