Man Pulled From Pond in Medford Not Expected to Survive

State and local police said a 28-year-old man who was pulled from Wright's Pond in Medford, Massachusetts, on Sunday morning is not expected to survive.

Massachusetts State Police confirm they assisted Medford police with a "drowning in progress" Sunday at Wright's Pond. They said the person was still alive when they were pulled from the water.

Medford police said Monday that the man is not expected to survive. His name is not being released pending the notification of his family, who live in India.

Police said they were called to the pond at 11:15 a.m. The person calling said their friend had gone underwater and did not resurface.

Emergency crews were ultimately able to find the man underwater and jumped in to get him. He was removed from the water and carried through the woods to a Medford Fire Department off-road vehicle, which took him to Route 28 where an ambulance transported him to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Police said the north side of the pond where the man was swimming when he went under is not a designated swim area, and urged residents to only use designated beach and swimming areas, as the other areas can be dangerous even for experienced swimmers.

Contact Us