UPDATE: Fairfield Police Identify Drowning Victim

Police have released the name of the man who drowned on Evergreen Hill Road yesterday.


UPDATE: Fairfield resident Christopher Perez, 28, of Evergreen Hill Road, drown Sunday while swimming at a neighbors' house at 100 Evergreen Hill Road, police said.

Perez, desrcibed as a good swimmer, was with his 14-year-old stepsister and was reportedly dogsitting for the neighbor. He had permission to use the pool, according to Fairfield Police Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy.

After Perez had swam the entire length of the pool under water he told his stepsister he was experiencing discomfort in one of his arms. Perez then went back under water and after a short period of time, his stepsister realized he was not surfacing, Lyddy said.

Perez’ stepsister ran home to get her parents, who went to the pool and performed CPR.

Perez was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, Lyddy said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning. 

Perez and the juvenile were the only ones present at the time of the incident.


Original story:

detectives are currently on the scene of an apparent drowning at an Evergreen Hill Road residence.

Police confirmed that officers responded to the street for an apparent drowning, but said no additional information is available since the investigation is still ongoing. According to information transmitted over the police scanner, a 28-year-old male was reportedly pulled from a swimming pool.

Evergreen Hill Road is off Congress Street, north of the Merritt Parkway.

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John Doe August 20, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Pat are your freaking serious!!!! The kid lived down the street with his sister who was watching the neighbors dog. Maybe you should throw yourself to the bottom of a pool!
Jim Eastwood August 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Good Morning Everyone What a Shame but these things Happen in Fairfield for we are a Town of 60,000 people !!! Pat your Comment is really Out of Line For with out the Industrial base of Bridgeport Fairfield would have NEVER been the Town that it is !!!! Have a Great Day !!!!!!
maria August 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM
SERIOUSLY? WOW! I never realized Fairfield people thought of themselves so much better than the rest of the world...I would have never moved here if I knew my child would be brought up in that SICK mentalitly...so sad
Dawnna August 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Probably drank too much wine!!
ETM August 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
To Path LD - How selfish and unsympathetic! You should move to your own island and be a hermit!
ashley August 20, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Pat, what a pathetic statement. Clearly you have no grip on reality!! These poor parents just lost their son, and a teenage girl just lost her older bother!
Liz C. August 20, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Where does it say he was from Bridgeport?
Pi August 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM
It doesn't. Pat LD just saw the last name and figured hispanics don't belong in Fairfield.
brian kelly August 21, 2012 at 12:26 AM
its just a guess, but maybe pat knows him and has some inside information...regardless of how low class these people may of may not be, they still lost a child...
Kim August 21, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I knew Chris. He was the son of a prestigious ad man and filmmaker from Fairfield. His parents are wonderful, well respected and upstanding people. Chris was their only child. Can you imagine the pain? Chris's parents were divorced and his father remarried a woman with children from a previous marriage. His stepsister was 14 years old and had to witness this horrible tragedy. This whole family will forever be changed. His mother, his father, his stepmother, his stepbrothers and sisters will never be the same. Shame on anyone (Pat and Dawnna) who speculate ANYTHING about Chris whether it's about where he was from or if he'd had too much wine. Where does this hatred come from? Given the information that was released, signs point to a heart attack, despite his young age. It happens. It's horrible. One day those who make insensitive and idiotic comments will suffer unimaginable loss and will regret their immature statements. I pray for Chris's family. They are suffering deeply.
Pat LD August 21, 2012 at 03:02 AM
To all, my account may have been hacked. I am sorry for what has been posted. This is not my comments.
just sayin' August 21, 2012 at 03:50 AM
This is so offensive. The Patch should have removed Pat LDs sick comment immediately and banned him/her from posting any further comments. RIP Chris and sincere condolences to his family.
Daniella Ruiz August 21, 2012 at 09:18 AM
no one's perfect, expect mistakes, even from the maker of life's rules.
Pi August 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Ignore people like Pat and Dawnna. They're idiots.
Rosie August 21, 2012 at 02:23 PM
People are so rude and jaded, it's sad. The loss of a child is unbearable. Show some kindness.
EG August 21, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Pat you're ignorant. You do not have a clue which is why you should not be commenting. The name "Perez" means Bridgeport?? I know this family. You are so way off base. Go look in the mirror and view what a stupid person looks like and take Dawnna with you!
veronikaITM August 21, 2012 at 04:25 PM
its very sad for my to have lost a friend i have known since high school. but far more sad to read what people write. its disgusting and i wish i had never come to this site to read any of it.
Jim Eastwood December 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Hey What did the Town really do to prevent this from happening again ?? Signs HA !!! Did we establish a Park Ranger ?? to patrol That might have helped
Fairfield Old Timer December 31, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Nothing...............as usual with Fairfield, Jim. Also, how are those canopies over the stairwells coming along at the downtown Train Station? They were never put up, even though our Town Officials promised they would be. Typical.
Jim Eastwood December 31, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Fairfield Old Timer and all Business as usual Well any way HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!! Stay Safe


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