Vermont drowning

A Charleston man was killed Saturday after his canoe overturned in a bay in Vermont. Colchester Police Department/Provided

Authorities say a Charleston man died Saturday after his canoe overturned in a bay in northwest Vermont. 

Divers recovered 35-year-old Christopher Shane Brown's body after four hours of searching in Malletts Bay on Lake Champlain. 

Brown was canoeing with two other men, who were pulled from the water by local residents who heard their yells shortly after 9 a.m., according to the Colchester Police Department. 

Authorities were notified that Brown was missing. Police, firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted the search. 

The surviving victims were identified as Nicholas Milac, 30, also of Charleston, and Vermont resident Michael Heeney, 38. 

Police said the men were not wearing life jackets. 

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for the Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.