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Subject: Swimmer missing at Walden...
Anyone know who this is? Hope he is OK, but reports so far are not encouraging.


2013-09-30 10:06 AM
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Subject: RE: Swimmer missing at Walden...

Heard it was a 63 y.o. from Lincoln, swimming with wife and a friend.  Wife said that he "bragged" he was going to swim straight across the pond.  She called it in at 6:45 last night (my daughter saw the helo with search light and such, so they were definitely trying hard to find him until they called it for the night).

Haven't heard any update.  Working from home today and had planned on swimming Walden, so I might just go over and see (not swim) - will let you know if I hear anything.

Anyone else have any info?

Total bummer (really feel for the family), and it doesn't look good as he was swimming with the person that called it in...

2013-09-30 2:13 PM
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http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/09/30/authorities-continue-search-for-year-old-man-last-seen-swimming-walden-pond/psiddI5yCVyNErrFec2ZIL/story.html 

Search is back on.  Haven't heard if they found him yet.

2013-10-02 6:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Swimmer missing at Walden...

From the Globe.  Not a happy outcome.

 

A body was pulled from Walden Pond Tuesday, consistent with that of a 63-year-old man who went missing in the water Sunday night, State Police said.

The body of the adult male was recovered from the pond at 11:48 a.m. It was found in about 20 feet of water, approximately 75 yards from the shore by the southern side of the pond, State Police said.

State Police have not confirmed that the victim is the missing man, but the appearance is consistent “with that of the 63-year-old man who was last seen swimming in the pond early Sunday evening,’’ their statement said.

The missing man, a Lincoln resident authorities have not named, disappeared after going for an evening swim with his wife and a woman friend who returned to shore while he remained in the water. The man, a regular swimmer at Walden Pond, was reported missing around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

For the past two days, State Police divers and Concord public safety officers searched the pond and the network of trails around it. On Monday, dive teams used sonar to search the glacial pond, which is 100 feet deep in the center, while officers on horseback and all-terrain vehicles searched the woods.

The state park, a popular spot for distance swimmers, was closed during the search.

7-year-old boy was rescued after nearly drowning in the pond in July. The popular tourist destination, where philosopher Henry David Thoreau lived for two years beginning in 1845, draws some 600,000 visitors each year.

 

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