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Sutton man, 18, dies after swimming incident in Douglas pond

An 18-year-old man died Wednesday night after he was pulled from Manchaug Pond in Douglas, a statement from Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said.

Timothy J. Ellsessar of Sutton was swimming off a boat with friends and diving to the bottom of the Manchaug Pond just after 8 p.m. when he surfaced and told his friends he felt dizzy, the statement said.

Ellsessar started to sink and friends pulled him onto the boat and performed CPR. The group took the boat back to shore at Lake Manchaug Camping and were met a short time later by Douglas police and fire.


The Douglas fire department continued CPR on Ellsessar while they took him to Harrington Memorial Hospital in Webster. Ellsessar was pronounced dead at the hospital 8:35 p.m., the statement said.

The Worcester district attorney and Douglas Police are investigating the incident, but no foul play is suspected, the statement said.

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