Search underway for body at Puffer’s Pond

The call was made at about 1:40 p.m. on Friday afternoon

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Search underway for body at Puffer’s Pond

(Collegian file photo)

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(Collegian file photo)

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By Abigail Charpentier, Assistant News Editor

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Amherst emergency responders are currently searching Puffer’s Pond after a bystander called in concerned about someone possibly drowning on Friday afternoon.

A tweet posted at 3:13 p.m. on Friday by the Amherst Police Department reads: “The Amherst Police Department along with the Amherst Fire Department, and Regional Dive Team are currently searching the area of Puffer’s Pond in North Amherst for a missing adult swimmer currently. More information regarding this matter to follow.”

“It is still under investigation until maybe tomorrow,” APD Officer Scott Thurston said.

A MassLive article said, “divers are on scene after calls came in about 1:40 p.m. for someone floundering in the water,” according to Fire Chief Tim Nelson.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Abigail Charpentier can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @abigailcharp.