23-Year-Old Man Drowns at Campground in Plymouth

The victim has been identified as Jacob Peabody, 23, of Taunton

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A 23-year-old Massachusetts man drowned Friday night at the Ellis Haven Campground in Plymouth, the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office announced.

Plymouth firefighters responded to a 911 call for a possible drowning at the campground in the area of Federal Furnace Road around 7:30 p.m.

At 7:55 p.m., firefighters and a Plymouth police officer recovered the man's body about 100 feet from the shoreline, in 15 feet of water, fire officials said.

The man, who was identified Saturday as Jacob Peabody, of Taunton, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Local and state police detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office are investigating.

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