Man taken to hospital after being rescued from pond in Lakeville

Lakeville Water Rescue
A photo from Richard S. Smith shows firefighters in Lakeville searching for a missing swimmer, Sunday, June 26, 2022.

LAKEVILLE, Mass. (WLNE) — A man had to be taken to the hospital Sunday night, after being rescue from a pond in Lakeville.

The Lakeville Fire Department said that crews responded to the scene at Long Pond just before 7 p.m. for reports of a missing swimmer.

Firefighters deployed a boat from the backyard of a home on Shore Avenue and rode out to the swimmer’s last known position. They then used a handheld sonar device to scan under the water, but did not get any hits.

The swimmer was found safely on a pontoon boat shortly after. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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