Dive teams were able to recover the body of a missing swimmer in an icy pond in Wareham around 12:30 p.m. Monday. The recovery efforts took hours.
Assistant Wareham Fire Chief John Kelley said providing closure for the family of the man was important. “They were present during that timeframe while all the agencies worked hard at the task at hand to make the recovery,” he said.
His name has not been made public, but authorities said he is from the area.
First responders from several towns were called to the small reservoir near a cranberry bog off County Road around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Initially, authorities said the middle-aged man had fallen through the ice. On Monday, they told reporters he actually went into the frigid water willingly to go for a swim, something they said he does regularly.
When his friends didn’t see him come out, they called 911. Rescuers were there in seven minutes but weren’t able to find him.See CBS Boston