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.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 1,734 New COVID Cases, 46 Additional Deaths
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.
DXFD diver Jack Ahern is diving under the ice in Wareham at an emergency incident as part of the @PCTRT which is a regional team that Duxbury belongs to. DXFD has five members assisting in different capacities at this incident. #DXFD pic.twitter.com/rrbLhs2N0Q
— Duxbury Fire PIO (@DXFD_PIO) February 22, 2021READ MORE: Police Investigating After Woman Says Baby Was Found In Trash Can On Dorchester Avenue
“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.
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.”MORE NEWS: Owners Of Truck Company Charged In Connection To Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists
The recovery operation will last throughout the night.