For Immediate Release: 7/2/2017 11:25 pm
Worcester, MA (July 2, 2017) – On Sunday, July 2, 2017, at approximately 6:50 PM, Worcester Police were notified that a 17-year-old male was missing from Quinsigamond Lake Park. Officers working nearby responded to the scene. Arriving officers met with the missing male’s brother and cousin. The officers were told that the missing male was last seen in the water about 45 minutes prior to notifying police. The male was outside the designated swimming area near a buoy. The officers were told that the missing male was not a strong swimmer. No one at the beach area observed a swimmer in distress.
At this time the offices immediately called for the Worcester Fire Department Scuba Team. The scuba team arrived shortly thereafter and immediately went into the water to search. A member of the scuba team eventually located the victim at approximately 7:41 PM. The victim was located approximately 159 feet from shore in approximately 30 feet of water.
The victim was immediately provided with emergency medical care at the scene and then transported to a nearby hospital. The victim was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:56 PM. The victim’s parents were at the scene of the recovery along with the brother and cousin.
Although some family members were present, the name of the victim will not be released at this time until all family members can be properly notified of this tragic event.
Worcester Police detectives and members of the WPD Crime Scene Unit arrived at the location. Several people were interviewed and the scene documented. The Shrewsbury Police Marine Unit was also on scene as well as the Environmental Police. Both agencies assisted in the recovery operation.
This investigation remains active.