By Staff

WAREHAM (CBS) — Divers were searching for a missing person that may have fallen through the ice in Wareham around 4:30 p.m., the Whitman Fire Department confirmed. As of 11 p.m. on Sunday, no one had been located.

First responders from multiple divisions were helping with the efforts, including the Plymouth County Major Incident Support Unit.

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Neighbors told WBZ-TV crews had focused their attention on a small reservoir near a cranberry bog off County Road.

Multiple divers could be seen in the water where the ice had melted. Chainsaws used to cut through the ice could be heard on and off through the evening.

“It’s very upsetting I’ve been shaking all day,” said Nancy Andrews, who has lived in the area with her husband for 49 years.

“I’ve seen children play hockey. My own kids have been out on the bog skating but I’ve never ever seen anybody out on the reservoir which is very deep and mucky,” she explained.

Divers in Wareham searching for a person who fell through the ice (WBZ-TV)

Temperatures outside were well below freezing.

“It’s just very sad,” said Andrews. “I’m so upset. I’m so sorry, I have no idea who it may be.”

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The recovery operation will last throughout the night. Staff