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Police search for missing person at Lake Cochituate in Natick after boating accident

Authorities are searching for a person who went missing after a boating accident in the south pond at Cochituate State Park in Natick Saturday, officials said.

One person made it to shore, and another is still unaccounted for, Natick Deputy Police Chief Brian Lauzon said in an e-mail at 7:44 p.m.

Police and firefighters are both at the scene, the Natick Fire Department said in a statement on Facebook. A dive team from Massachusetts Fire District 14 was also responding to the scene, along with a State Police helicopter.

State Police also dispatched its marine unit to the scene, a spokesman said.


“Please avoid the area,” the Natick Fire Department said.

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

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