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7 die in drownings in just 1 week

A 60-year-old man drowned while swimming at a Dennis beach on Cape Cod Thursday afternoon, according to Dennis police.

Police received a report of a possible drowning at 4:01 p.m. at the town’s Mayflower Beach, according to a statement posted to the department’s Facebook page Thursday night.

Dennis Beach Department lifeguards pulled the man from the water, and a Dennis police officer and lifeguard performed CPR in an effort to save his life, the statement said.

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The man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by the Dennis Fire Department, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.

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Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the drowning, the statement said.

The man’s name has not been released.

Elsewhere in the state Friday, authorities investigated the apparent drowning of a man at a Millbury pond.

Friday’s drowning came after a 56-year-old man drowned in Buckmaster Pond in Westwood Thursday afternoon, and a 13-year-old boy also died Thursday after being pulled from Bell Pond in Worcester on Wednesday night.

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That same night, Uwaldo Erazo, a 20-year-old from Honduras, drowned in Silver Lake at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, according to the Essex district attorney’s office.

And on June 29, two college students, later identified as Theeb Alyami, 27, of Hartford, Conn., and Jaser Daham Alrakah, 25, of Springfield, drowned after they were swept away in the Chicopee River in Wilbraham, according to the Hampden district attorney’s office.

Danny McDonald of the Globe staff and correspondent Thomas Oide contributed to this report. John Hilliard can be reached at john.hilliard@globe.com.