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Man pulled from Scituate water dead, authorities say

Rescue personel responded to the Edward Foster Bridge in Scituate.
Rescue personel responded to the Edward Foster Bridge in Scituate.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

A man is dead after he was pulled from the water in Scituate following a search for a missing swimmer near Edward Foster Bridge Tuesday afternoon, according to the Plymouth district attorney’s office.

The man had been taken to South Shore Hospital after rescuers recovered him from the water about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard was called about 2:45 p.m. and began searching the waters with local police and fire personnel, according to Petty Officer Briana Carter.

Dive crews were seen around 3:30 p.m. searching in Scituate Harbor near the bridge on Edward Foster Road. Dozens of police and fire officials gathered on the bridge as the search continued.

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The Plymouth County dive team was on the scene, officials said.

The Coast Guard dispatched search crews from its Point Allerton station in Hull and a helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, Carter said.

Scituate’s fire and police departments and Cohasset police also responded to the search.

Drownings have come in scores in recent months — Massachusetts counted 18 in the month of May alone, including a 75-year-old woman who died in Scituate Harbor after a boat capsized.

Temperatures in the Boston area hit 97 degrees on Tuesday.


Andrew Brinker can be reached at andrew.brinker@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andrewnbrinker.