CENTERVILLE – Police and firefighters searched an area of Wequaquet Lake earlier this evening after two 10-year-old boys thought they saw a submerged body while they were out kayaking earlier in the day. They told one of their fathers and that’s when police and firefighters got involved, some time after the initial sighting.
As you will see and hear in the following HN Video, a police drone located a submerged object a short distance from the public beach on Shoot Flying Hill Road. Firefighters closed in on the location and found a half submerged “pelican buoy,” but no body…
According to Captain Morrison of the COMM FD, it was getting dark and they wouldn’t have been able stay out searching the water too much longer. But police did confirm the location and object with the boys and it’s possible they mistook the submerged buoy for a dead body.
Police are logging the incident as suspicious and it’s likely they will conduct an additional search tomorrow during daylight hours.
The following is the actually COMM FD press statement:
Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills FD responded to Wequaquet Lake to assist the Barnstable PD. BPD received a report of a possible body in the water. BPD’s drone was used to search the area. COMM FD responded two ambulances and two boats to the scene. COMM FD Boat 311 was launched and searched the area. A buoy that looked like a bird was the only object found. COMM FD units cleared and returned to quarters.