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Public Safety Officials Search For Missing Swimmer At Walden Pond In Concord

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Walden Pond in Concord. (Credit: WBZ/Mary Blake)

Walden Pond in Concord. (Credit: WBZ/Mary Blake)

CONCORD (CBS) — Public safety officials from several agencies searched for a missing swimmer Sunday night at Walden Pond, the Massachusetts State Police reported in a prepared statement.

At about 6:45 p.m., the state police barracks in Concord received a call from the Concord Police Department reporting a possible missing swimmer at Walden Pond. The swimmer, a 63-year-old Lincoln man, had told his wife prior to his swim that he may attempt to cross the length of Walden Pond, the state police said.

At 10:20 p.m., the state police suspended its search until Monday morning. Concord Fire Department planned continue searching with a boat patrol periodically overnight.

Walden Pond is managed by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Several agencies are searched for the missing swimmer: the Massachusetts State Police air wing, dive team, and troopers; the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Concord Police Department and the Concord Fire Department.

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