Police arrest Chaplin man for fatal boating accident

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Police arrested a man on Friday in connection to a boating accident that resulted in a passenger's death last December.

Burt Hamilton, 54, of Chaplin, faces charges of failure to maintain proper lookout, reckless boating, and speed in excess of slow-no-wake zone.

Hamilton collided with a dock piling while trying to return to a boat ramp in Shelton. Passenger Donald Bessette was ejected from the boat and drowned.

Hamilton is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on April 1.

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