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Authorities ID Man Who Drowned While Fishing on Canton Pond

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    Missing Boater's Body Found in Canton, Mass. Pond

    Officials recovered the body of a man in his mid-20s from a pond in Canton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018)

    Authorities have identified a Massachusetts man who apparently drowned after falling off of his boat while fishing on a pond on Wednesday.

    Canton police say 26-year-old James Paschal died after falling into Reservoir Pond around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

    A neighbor called 911 saying she heard a swimmer in Reservoir Pond calling for help, and that after seeing the man struggling and a small boat drifting away, she ran to ask for help and get a life preserver.

    When she came back, she saw the man, identified later as Paschal, sink below the surface.

    Search for Missing Boater in Canton Pond

    [NECN] Search for Missing Boater in Canton Pond

    Dive teams are searching for a boater who went missing in Canton.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018)

    Officials say they recovered fishing gear in the small, unmanned dingy.

    Divers recovered the Canton resident's body around 2 a.m. Thursday.

    Police say a preliminary investigation suggests Paschal's death was accidental.

    "Both the Canton Police and Canton Fire Departments grieve this tragic loss," Canton Police Chief Kenneth Berkowitz said in a statement.

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