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Rutland man dies after boat overturns on Lake Bomoseen

By Katy Savage

CASTLETON—A man was pronounced dead after he was found submerged in 5 feet of water in Lake Bomoseen last weekend.

Richard Grimly,  73, of Rutland was pronounced dead around 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27.  Police said Grimly was found in the water near his overturned kayak.

Police haven’t received autopsy results yet.

“He may have had a medical event,” said Castleton Police Chief Peter Mantello explaining Grimly’s history with cardiac issues.

Grimly was an avid swimmer and a regular fisher, said Mantello.

He started fishing around 11:30 a.m. that day. He put in off the Creek Road in Castleton and went along the shore toward the state park, Mantello said.

Grimly was found about 40 feet away from the shore. He was not wearing a life vest.

Grimley had worked as a sales manager for Graybar Electric Co. for 41 years. He was well-known to the Rutland area.

Grimly was an active member of  United Way and he was past president and member of Rutland City Rotary Association, where he led fundraising events like Coats for Kids, Christmas tree sales and a condo raffle, according to his obituary.

Besides fishing, Grimly loved golfing and skiing. He was a member of the Pico Ski Club, where he taught youth skiing in the junior program. He was also active in snowshoeing, basketball,  and poker games.

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