Karlis Eltermanis death – obituary, cause of death : Karlis Eltermanis 35, of Bridgeport. Has died. He was pronounced dead when his body was found in nearly six feet (1.8 meters) of water in the Samp Mortar Reservoir.
The police and fire department responded to an emergency call about a possible drowning in the Samp Mortar Reservoir at about 12:45 p.m. when the deputies got to the scene and questioned the friend who put through the 911 call at about 8:30 a.m. he said Karlis had gone under the water off Lake Hills Beach No. 1 and had not surfaced for about three minutes, police said.
Fairfield police and firefighters and Bridgeport police searched the reservoir and found Eltermanis’ body about 50 feet (15 meters) from shore. Fairfield police and the chief medical examiner’s office are investigating.
Karlis was a much-loved character who touched the lives of so many with his big heart, wisdom and greatness, His pleasures were simple, His needs were few. If his family was happy, He was too. He gave us love in the fullest measure, Care, devotion and memories to treasure. He shared our dreams, hopes and tears.
He was a dedicated and loving husband, a father that demonstrated that greatness could be achieved through hard work and passion and a man that exemplified that a humble spirit and joyous heart could improve the lives of all around him.