BELLINGHAM, Mass. — Authorities in Bellingham, Massachusetts, say they have recovered the body of a 42-year-old man from Rhode Island who drowned in a local lake.
Bellingham Fire Chief Steven Gentile says the body was located after a search Tuesday night of shallow but muddy Lake Hiawatha.
Gentile says the victim, identified as Martin Armando Celado-Herrera of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, was one of two occupants of a canoe that overturned just before sunset. The other person was able to make it to shore, but the victim couldn’t swim and wasn’t wearing a life vest.
Dive teams from nearby Cumberland and North Smithfield, Rhode Island, assisted the search.
The lake is only about 7 feet (2.1 meters) deep.
This story has been corrected to show that the victim is 42 years old, not 43.