After Days Of Searching, A Body Is Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake
After days of searching, authorities recovered a Body From Pontoosuc Lake. Pittsfield Police, Pittsfield Fire, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, and the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office located and recovered the body of a man suspected to be an individual reported missing from the New York area last week. police found a male under the water near the docks at the Rusty Anchor.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office said authorities do not suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body they pulled from Pontoosuc Lake Thursday, calling the incident an “apparent drowning,”
McKeever of the Berkshire District Attorneys' office said Pittsfield firefighters recovered the man’s body from the lake Thursday afternoon. The man was not identified pending notification of next of kin
Pittsfield Police discovered a vehicle registered to the missing individual near Pontoosuc Lake on Monday. After determining that it was unlikely the individual left the area by other means, authorities began searching the water.
Multiple agencies performed an extensive search of the area on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Pittsfield firefighters recovered the body from the lake Thursday afternoon. Pittsfield Police are still actively investigating the apparent drowning.
The State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and Colonie, N.Y. Police are assisting in the investigation. Authorities have not found any evidence to suggest anyone else was involved or evidence of foul play.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is withholding the deceased’s identity until after the Medical Examiner’s Office provides formal identification and all family notifications are complete. Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s office serves all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County.