SHREWSBURY – One man died and another was injured late Saturday afternoon in a boating incident on Lake Quinsigamond between Worcester and Shrewsbury.
Worcester Police confirmed the details in an announcement on Sunday after a large emergency presence in the North Regatta Point area the previous night.
Police said they first received calls shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday.
State Environmental Police and the Worcester Fire Department began searching for two reported victims who had been ejected from a boat.
Firefighters were able to rescue one of the victims, who was then rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The second victim, however, remained untraceable, according to the police.
The State Police Dive Team assisted in the continued search, which police say finally ended around 10 p.m.
A 31-year-old man was recovered and pronounced dead at the scene at the time.
The death comes at the end of a tragic week on Quinsigamond Lake, just four days after a man fell or jumped from the Kenneth Burns Memorial Bridge over the lake.
A Shrewsbury firefighter on leave on a boat on the lake saw the individual fall, according to Shrewsbury Police, quickly jumping from his boat in an attempt to locate and rescue him.
The man was eventually found with the help of divers from the Worcester Fire Department.
He was later pronounced dead at UMass Memorial Hospital.
The Environment Police are leading the investigation into this weekend’s boating accident with the help of the Worcester Police Detective Office.