Search resumes for missing man in Concord, Mass. pond

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September 30, 2013, 9:27 am
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(NECN) – We’re following a developing story in Concord, Mass. A man went for a swim in Walden Pond and has not yet returned.

The 63-year-old Lincoln man was reported missing by his wife Sunday evening after he went swimming in Walden Pond earlier in the day. With the light of day, we understand crews are here searching again Monday, but the morning’s dense fog isn't helping.

The search is on again for a man who went missing Sunday afternoon in Walden Pond. The 63-year-old told his wife that he was going to swim the entire length of the pond. He never came home.

Massachusetts State Police dive teams suspended their search for a missing swimmer around 10 Sunday night.

And it was at 6:45 p.m. Sunday when the swimmer’s wife told authorities her husband never came home from his swim.

After the wife's call for help, the Massachusetts State Police, the State Conservation Department and the Concord Police and fire departments searched Walden Pond by helicopter, on the surface of the water by boat and with dive teams in the water.

Hampering the search Monday morning is the dense fog hovering over Walden Pond.

The pond is 1.7 miles around and at its deepest point it's 102 feet.

Massachusetts DCR says the temperature right now is in the low 60s. As you get closer to the center of the pond, it's even colder than that and certainly cold enough to give someone hypothermia.

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