Man fishing at Five Mile Pond is suspected drowning victim

The body was discovered in the water in the area of the railroad track

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – New information on the body that was pulled from the water of Five Mile Pond in Springfield on Sunday.

Springfield Police Lt. Mark Rolland told 22News the body was discovered in the water in the area of the railroad tracks off of Boston Road at about 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Lt. Rolland confirmed it was the body of a man, but did not have any additional information.

It’s a suspected drowning. Police do not believe it is suspicious. Lt. Rolland said the victim, whose name is not being given out, was fishing with a friend and got separated.

Springfield Fire Department Spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News rescue crews suited up and were ready to launch boats, but they were not needed because the police were able to pull the body out.