December 18, 2018 -Brimfield- On Monday, December 17, 2018, the body of a 54 year old male from Brimfield was located in approximately twelve feet of water in Long Pond. Members of the Brimfield Police and Fire Departments had been actively looking for this missing person since Friday.
Authorities initially began their search in and around Long pond when police learned the missing man was suspected to have gone ice skating. The search was eventually concentrated in an area of Long Pond after Brimfield Police discovered personal items suspected to have belonged to the missing man.
The search spanned the course of four days, beginning on December 14th and ending on December 17th when his body was discovered. The Brimfield Police and Fire Departments were assisted by the Oxford Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Underwater Recovery Unit, the Tolland County (Connecticut) Dive Team, the Monson Fire Department, the Sturbridge Fire Department, the Wales Fire Department, the Warren Fire Department, and the North Brookfield Fire Department, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation into this incident remains under investigation by the Brimfield Police Department the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni offers his sympathies to the deceased’s family during this difficult time.
The District Attorney stresses caution to anyone venturing out onto what appears to be a frozen surface outdoors. While the surface appears to be frozen it may not be solid enough to be considered safe. You are encouraged to contact local officials who may be able to offer guidance if ice is safe enough to skate on.