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Man's Body Pulled From Wellesley, Mass. Pond

An overturned canoe was found on Morses Pond in near College Road



    Wellesley Police are searching Morse pond for a missing boater. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016)

    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.