Man found dead in pond following multi-agency search

A Department of Fire Services Command Center was deployed and aided in the search for a missing man in Shrewsbury this week. (Photo via/Shrewsbury Police Department)

SHREWSBURY – A man was found in a pond following an extensive search throughout the night of Nov. 24.

According to a Shrewsbury Police Department Facebook post, officers received a report  at about 9:12 p.m. that a 30-year-old man had run off into a wooded area near 25 Lebeaux Drive. 

The caller told police the man may be in distress. 

Shrewsbury officers and firefighters, working with Worcester EMS, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, State Police and Westborough Police began searching for the man, using K-9 units, drones and a helicopter. 

“Personnel and assets were deployed for hours into the night, and the victim was unable to be located during the night,” Shrewsbury police wrote. 

The search was called off at 2:30 a.m.

At about 9:53 a.m. Nov. 25, officers continued the search and tracked the man to a small pond. 

Shrewsbury and Worcester fire department dive teams found the man in the pond. 

“The victim was pronounced dead on scene, and was identified as the man who was reported missing,” officers wrote. 

The investigation is ongoing, police said.