Man, 29, Drowns at Long Pond in Yarmouth

Yarmouth police said the 29-year-old man had been under water for 20-25 minutes before he was recovered

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A 29-year-old man drowned Saturday while swimming at a pond on Cape Cod.

Police said the man was in Long Pond in Yarmouth when he disappeared under water around 6:20 p.m. He had last been seen about 50 yards offshore.

Divers from the Yarmouth Fire Department found the victim 20-25 minutes later, approximately 100 yards offshore, police said. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man's name is not being released at this time but police said he was from South Yarmouth where the drowning occurred.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family during this difficult time," Yarmouth police said in a statement.

An investigation by state and local police is ongoing.

Long Pond is located on Indian Memorial Drive off Station Avenue.

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