Police: Man Dies After Canoe Capsizes On Wellesley Pond

A man has died after his canoe capsized on a Wellesley pond, police said.

The victim and a woman were in the canoe on Longfellow Pond when it overturned at about 4 p.m. Monday, Wellesley police Lt. Marie Cleary said in a statement.

The man went under the water while the woman made it to shore.

Divers searched the pond and found the man underwater roughly 10 yards from shore at around 5:20 p.m., police said. He was unconscious and unresponsive.

The man was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton where he was pronounced dead, police said.

His name was not made public.

The death remains under investigation, but police said it does not appear suspicious.


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