Springfield firefighters rescued ‘exhausted’ man from water

Man pulled into rescue boat without incident

Google maps view of Watershops Pond

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield firefighters were called to Watershops Pond early Thursday morning to rescue a man clinging to a log in the water.

Springfield Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger told 22News the man claimed he entered the water because he feared he was being followed and stalked by a group of people.

The Rescue Squad was able to pull the man into their rescue boat safely around 3:00 a.m.

The rescue happened in the water behind the area of 70 Arcadia Boulevard.