UPDATE: One dead, another seriously injured after Lake Quinsigamond boating incident


A man drowned and another was injured in a boating incident on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday. (Photo/Tami White)

SHREWSBURY – One man died and another was injured late Saturday afternoon in a boating incident on Lake Quinsigamond between Worcester and Shrewsbury.

Worcester Police confirmed details in an announcement on Sunday after a major emergency presence in the North Regatta Point area the previous night.

Police said they first received calls shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday.

State Environmental Police and the Worcester Fire Department began searching for two reported victims who had been thrown off a boat.

The Worcester Fire Department was reportedly able to rescue one of the victims, who was then rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

His injuries were considered “serious” according to a Shrewsbury Police statement on Monday.

A 31-year-old man was later found around 10 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.

This incident comes at the end of a tragic week on Lake Quinsigamond just four days after a man either fell or jumped from the Kenneth Burns Memorial Bridge over the lake.

An off-duty Shrewsbury firefighter on a boat on the lake saw that individual fall, according to Shrewsbury Police, promptly jumping out of his boat to try to locate and rescue him.

The man was eventually found with help from Worcester Fire Department divers.

He was later pronounced dead at UMass Memorial Hospital.

The Environmental Police are leading the investigation into this weekend’s boating accident with assistance for the Worcester Police Detective Bureau.

Worcester Police, Shrewsbury Police and Shrewsbury Fire Department personnel also responded to this incident. They were joined by the State Police Dive Team.

UPDATE: This article has been updated to include additional information from a Shrewsbury Police Department statement.