Authorities continue search for 63-year-old man last seen swimming in Walden Pond
CONCORD – State Police and Concord public safety agencies are back at Walden Pond today searching for a 63-year-old Lincoln man who has not been seen since he told his wife he was going to swim across the pond.
At the scene today, State Police spokesman David Procopio and Concord Police Chief Jack Kennedy said the man was a daily visitor to the Department of Conservation and Recreation park where he usually spent some time swimming in the pond.
Procopio said the man was at the pond Sunday with his wife and a woman friend of the couple when they decided to go swimming around 5:30 p.m.
“At one point during the swim, their routes diverged’’ and the women swam to one side of the pond while the man continued across, said Procopio.
The women reported him missing around 6:40 p.m., authorities said.
Concord Fire Chief Mark Cotreau said the search for the man is continuing.
“This is a coordinated search and rescue operation,’’ he said.Peter Schworm can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @globepete.