SWANSEA — A man is dead after drowning at a Swansea beach Sunday night.

According to a Facebook post by the Swansea Police Department, emergency 911 calls came in at approximately 6:16 p.m. reporting a person “in distress” in the water at Swansea Town Beach.  Bystanders had pulled the male victim from the water and began to perform CPR while waiting for officers to arrive on scene.

The male had been at the beach with a friend, who noticed that he was in trouble and called for help. The friend and three bystanders assisted in pulling the male from the water.

​CPR was continued by Patrol Officers Keith Lake, Amy Gallant and Macaila Saunders. Swansea Ambulance Paramedics provided Advanced Life Support measures and the man was transported by ambulance to the Charlton Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

This incident remains under investigation by Swansea Police Detective Keith Chomka as well as the Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Any requests for further information should be directed to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

The identity of the man is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

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