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Man’s body pulled from Walden Pond

The body of a 28-year-old man was pulled from Walden Pond Sunday night in an apparent drowning, authorities said.

“The death is not considered suspicious,” the Middlesex District Attorney’s office said in a statement issued late Sunday night.

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The man was taken to Emerson Hospital in Concord, “where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent drowning,” prosecutors said.

No further information will be released, the statement said.

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The man was swimming in Thoreau’s Cove, about 20 yards from shore, said David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.

Multiple dive teams responded to a report of a missing swimmer shortly after 6 p.m. A State Police helicopter also aided the search.

A diver found the body and pulled him into a boat at about 7:15 p.m., said Concord Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Judge.

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Medical personnel tried to resuscitate the man, before he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The search for the man began shortly after 6 p.m., when officials received a report of a missing swimmer at the popular Concord pond.

The caller, who did not know the man, reported that a man who went swimming had not been seen in awhile, Judge said.

The State Police dive team and a helicopter were dispatched to the scene, officials said.

Walden Pond State Reservation is run by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. A spokesman for the state agency did not immediately return a request for comment on Sunday night.

Reena Karasin can be reached at reena.karasin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @reenakarasin.
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