pittsfield drowning

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Authorities recovered the body of an unidentified male from a dam along the Housatonic River in Pittsfield.

At the site of the drowning at the Tel-Electric Dam near Mill Street in Pittsfield. Fire Chief Bob Czerwinki said that emergency workers were able to retrieve the body from a spillway after recovery efforts continued into a second day.

Emergency crews in the Berkshires will continue work today to recover an unidentified man from the Housatonic River near a Pittsfield dam.

The recovery efforts were postponed after dark Tuesday evening after the body of a man was located lodged in the spillway at the Tel-Electric dam by Mill Street in Pittsfield. The search for the man began around noontime Tuesday after he was reportedly pulled underwater by the current while swimming near the dam.