Ferrisburgh State detectives, after reviewing the autopsy report, have determined that Rene Viau, 46, of Ferrisburgh, died from injuries sustained after he fell overboard on July 23 during a boating incident on Lake Champlain between Kellogg and Porter Bays, near Ferrisburgh.
The Vermont Chief Medical Examiner's Office determined Viau died as a result of blunt force trauma after being struck by the boat. The aluminum boat was owned and operated by Frank Trombley.
“The investigation into the death of Viau is complete and considered accidental,” said Det. Sam Capogrossi.
No charges are expected in this case. Viau was found on July 26 by family members while they searched the lake by boat. The body was recovered approximately off shore from Grosse Point, about 1.25 miles north of the Otter Creek.