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Man drowns while swimming in Houghton’s Pond in Milton

A man drowned while swimming at Houghton’s Pond in Milton Thursday evening, law enforcement officials said.

Dive teams from the State Police and the Boston Fire Department searched the water for more than half an hour , officials said.

The man was last seen alive around 6:30 p.m. and his body was recovered just before 8 p.m., State Police spokesman David Procopio said in an e-mail.

Personnel from the State Police, Boston and Milton fire departments, and the Boston Parks and Recreation department were on scene, the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter just after 7:15 p.m. Procopio said firefighters and officers from Canton were also on scene.


The post included photos of divers with oxygen tanks and small boats going into the water of the pond.

The 24-acre pond is located in the Blue Hills Reservation and is bordered by trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, according to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. DCR provides lifeguards at the pond’s beach in July and August, according to its website.

The Milton drowning came about 24 hours after a 16-year-old boy drowned in Learned Pond in Framingham, according to officials. Investigators believe the teen was swinging on a rope swing attached to a tree and was not able to swim when he jumped into the water, police said.

In mid-May, two young cousins from Brockton, Rafael Andrade Nunes, 13, and Tiago Nunes Ledo-De Pina, 12, drowned as they skipped stones at Waldo Lake in D.W. Field Park, authorities said.

No further information was immediately available.

This breaking news story will be updated if more information becomes available.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at Follow him @jeremycfox.