A man's body was pulled from a pond in Wellesley, Massachusetts, after crews searched for him Tuesday afternoon.
Wellesley police confirm an overturned canoe was found in Morses Pond near College Road.
The search started just before 2 p.m.; the man, whose name was not released, was found dead about 40 to 50 feet from the shore.
Police said the 35-year-old man, who worked for a private nearby landscaping company, had taken the canoe onto the pond during a break from work. After a short time on the pond, the man fell into the water.
Authorities said a co-worker on the shoreline noticed the man was in distress and called for help.
First responders from Natick also responded to the water search.
Neighbors said it was a frightening scene at the pond when fire and rescue agencies arrived.
The pond is only about 10 to 15 feet deep, but the water is murky and there are 4 to 5 foot weeds at the bottom, according to a neighbor.
Police said the man was not wearing a life jacket at the time.