Oxford may be sued over drowning
Published 11:54 am, Friday, March 1, 2013
OXFORD -- A lawyer for the estate of a New Jersey man who drowned in Lake Zoar last year has filed a notice that he intends to sue the town of Oxford for alleged negligence.
Vignesh Viswanathan, 26, of Edison, N.J., drowned last August while swimming with fellow members of a hiking group. The medical examiner's office ruled his death an accidental drowning.
The Waterbury Republican-American reports (http://bit.ly/Z6a1t1 ) that Danbury lawyer Alan Ball has filed an intent-to-sue notice claiming Oxford and town employees were negligent in the construction, operation, maintenance and management of the town's beach area of Jackson Cove Park along Lake Zoar.
Oxford First Selectman George Temple says the town's insurance company will handle the lawsuit. He called Viswanathan's drowning a tragic accident.