Stephen Davoll Obituary News; Drowns At Home In Vermont’s First Flood Death

Stephen Davoll has been identified as the 69 years old Vermont man who drowned in his home is the first confirmed death related to the state’s historic flood. May his soul rest in peace.

The 69 years old man’s death was confirmed by the Vermont Department of Health, the Barre Citizen reportedly died “as a result of a drowning accident at his home” on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

They further stated that the flood that served as the cause of death reportedly happened in the basement of the house.

“The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner investigated the death, in cooperation with the Barre City Police Department.” “Vertmontians are urged to continue to exercise extra care during the latest round of storms and when returning home and repairing damage.”

Davoll’s sister-in-law, Barabara Pennell stated that, he was checking the rising water levels in the lower level of his home on Wednesday when he was found unconscious, his family told VTDigger. “It’s a shock, it’s a terrible shock.”

Stephen Davoll Obituary News; Death

According to the outlet, it has been reported that Davoll resided in close proximity to Pennell and his wife, Beverly Frost, residing just one block away from a tributary of the Winooski River. According to the city of Montpelier, earlier this week, the river achieved its second-highest water level on record, trailing only the historic 1927 flood.

In the Green Mountain State, a series of unrelenting rain showers has been causing concern since Sunday. According to the Associated Press, forecasters are predicting that the region will experience more rain through at least Sunday, following another round of storms that moved through the area on Thursday night.

According to the Associated Press, Governor Phil Scott remarked, “We haven’t witnessed rainfall of this magnitude since the occurrence of Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.”

In a recent tweet, Governor Phil Scott announced that President Joe Biden has given his approval for a declaration of emergency that encompasses all 14 counties in Vermont.