Just past 8:30 this morning, Max Haslett was walking his dog on Harbor Road.
The Westport teenager goes to a private school in Fairfield. On Friday, he does not have classes.
As he tossed a ball, heading from Saugatuck Island toward Duck Pond, he saw an outline in the mud. As Max got closer, he realized it was the body of a man.
With gray hair, he appeared to be in his 60s or 70s. He wore a jacket and jeans, but no shoes.
Max called his father, then the Westport police.
Several officers arrived almost immediately. As they worked together — taking care of the deceased man, checking a boat anchored in the area — they also made sure Max was okay.
Max told “06880” that he was concerned for the man’s family, and impressed with the quick and thorough police response.
Foul play is not suspected, Westport Police Lieutenant Jillian Cabana says. Detectives and the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate.