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New England News
3:37 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Authorities Recover Body Of Drowning Victim From Housatonic River Dam

Heavy machinery at the site of the recovery efforts at the Tel-Electric dam in Pittsfield.
Credit 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.

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New England News
12:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Recovery Efforts For Drowning Victim At Pittsfield Dam Will Continue Wednesday

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.

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