Swimmer drowns in Plymouth pond
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Officials confirmed that a man drowned in a pond in Plymouth Friday.
An 18-year-old man was swimming out toward a boat, his friends say, when he suddenly disappeared beneath the water at Charge Pond.
“It was a lot of chaos, everyone running around screaming and crying,” a witness said.
Shouts for help around 7 p.m. put an abrupt end to an otherwise peaceful day at the pond, sending campers at Miles Standish State Park running into the water to help.
“Trying to see if they could feel something people were trying to swim down, see what they could see. But it was really cloudy and hard to find anything,” said Michael Macmurgo.
The swimmer's friends say they watched him struggle before slipping under the water. Within minutes, police say an environmental officer found the man about a hundred feet from the shore.
The man was pulled out of the water by searchers.
“We used a boat to get him closer to shore than me and another man carried him in the rest of the way then someone started administering CPR,” Brendan Powers said.
The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.