Man’s body pulled from Walden Pond

The body of a 28-year-old man was pulled from Walden Pond Sunday night in an apparent drowning, authorities said.

“The death is not considered suspicious,” the Middlesex District Attorney’s office said in a statement issued late Sunday night.

The man was taken to Emerson Hospital in Concord, “where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent drowning,” prosecutors said.


No further information will be released, the statement said.

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The man was swimming in Thoreau’s Cove, about 20 yards from shore, said David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.

Multiple dive teams responded to a report of a missing swimmer shortly after 6 p.m. A State Police helicopter also aided the search.

A diver found the body and pulled him into a boat at about 7:15 p.m., said Concord Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Judge.

Medical personnel tried to resuscitate the man, before he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.


The search for the man began shortly after 6 p.m., when officials received a report of a missing swimmer at the popular Concord pond.

The caller, who did not know the man, reported that a man who went swimming had not been seen in awhile, Judge said.

The State Police dive team and a helicopter were dispatched to the scene, officials said.

Walden Pond State Reservation is run by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. A spokesman for the state agency did not immediately return a request for comment on Sunday night.

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