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24-Year-Old Swimmer Goes Missing in Chicopee River in Springfield

A woman reported her husband was swimming when he got tired and was swept away by a fast current

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    Authorities Search For Missing 24-Year-Old Swimmer

    The man got tired while swimming in the Chicopee River in Springfield, Massachusetts and was swept away by a fast current, according to his wife who called 911

    (Published Sunday, June 3, 2018)

    A 24-year-old swimmer went missing Sunday evening in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Police responded to a woman's 911 call just before 5:45 p.m. to the Indian Leap area of the Chicopee River for a report of a missing man.

    The woman reported her husband was swimming when he got tired and was swept into the middle of the river by a fast current where he was last seen before going under.

    The Springfield Police Department spent hours searching Sunday, but what began as a rescue has become a recovery mission for the man's body.

    The search was suspended for the night late Sunday, and authorities say they will resume the search Monday morning. 

    Four divers were on scene Sunday, along with Springfield police and Massachusetts State Police.

    The man has not been identified.

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