Body recovered following Lake Quinsigamond search

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Body recovered following Lake Quinsigamond search
Crews searched Lake Quinsigamond near the Burns Bridge. (Photo/Caroline Gordon)

SHREWSBURY – Officials have recovered a body following a search of Lake Quinsigamond.

According to a press release from the Worcester Fire Department, the body was recovered by department divers at 2:21 p.m. Jan. 3.

The dive began after authorities received a call regarding a missing person at 10:11 a.m.

Officer Chief of the Worcester Fire Department Daniel O’Neil previously told the Community Advocate that the department deployed search boats and divers to search Lake Quinsigamond for a man who may have gone into the water between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. this morning.

O’Neil said the individual left a note written in Portuguese. Additionally, his family has not heard from him.

Crews were searching near the Kenneth F. Burns bridge yesterday.

Worcester Fire Department, EMS and police along with Shrewsbury Police and Fire Departments, the Massachusetts Environmental Police, Massachusetts State Police and the Department of Conservation and Recreation responded.

“Out of respect for the victim and family, no further details will be available at this time,” the department wrote.

Body recovered following Lake Quinsigamond search
Crews searched Lake Quinsigamond near the Burns Bridge. (Photo/Caroline Gordon)