NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Massachusetts State Police are searching for a missing person in a North Andover lake.
Officers are looking for a 21-year-old man in Lake Cochichewick, and a chopper and troopers are en route, police say.
BREAKING: we are headed to North Andover where @MassStatePolice confirms they are looking for a person missing in a lake. @boston25— Jacob Long (@JacobLongSTL) May 31, 2018
Two ambulances arrived on the scene after the incident.
We have just arrived in North Andover where @MassStatePolice is looking for person in lake. Two ambulances have just arrived. This is as close as we can get to the staging area. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/1bgmnCBZy9— Jacob Long (@JacobLongSTL) May 31, 2018
North Andover Police Chief Charles Gray said crews were switching to recovery mode after almost three hours of searching, hoping to find his body for the family. He said he doubts the person is still going to be found alive.
"Time is of the essence at this point in time," Gray said. "We are shifting to a recovery at this point, just trying to get as many resources as we can here to get this job done."
BREAKING: North Andover Police Chief says crews are switching to recovery mode in search for 21-year-old man who fell off a raft almost 3 hours ago. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/a5mgdJO0Ok— Jacob Long (@JacobLongSTL) June 1, 2018
The search was called off for the night around 10 p.m. due to low visibility and underwater conditions.
Crews are expected to be back out Friday morning to search for the body, and the victim has yet to be identified.
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