WAREHAM — An 81-year-old woman drowned Wednesday afternoon in the waters of Buttermilk Bay.

On July 29 at about 3:30 p.m., Wareham Police responded to reports of an unresponsive woman being pulled from the water at the beach on Cleveland Way, in the Indian Mound Beach neighborhood.

Police say that upon arrival, officers found citizens performing CPR on the female victim. She was transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham and was later pronounced deceased.

The victim is identified as 81-year-old Maria Moitoso of Buzzards Bay.

Police say it appears it was an accidental drowning; however, the case remains under investigation by Wareham Police detectives and the Massachusetts State Police.

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