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Recovery Efforts For Drowning Victim At Pittsfield Dam Will Continue Wednesday

Emergency crews in the Berkshires will continue work today to recover an unidentified man from the Housatonic River near a Pittsfield dam.

The recovery efforts were postponed after dark Tuesday evening after the body of a man was located lodged in the spillway at the Tel-Electric dam by Mill Street in Pittsfield. The search for the man began around noontime Tuesday after he was reportedly pulled underwater by the current while swimming near the dam.

After crews unsuccessfully spent 10 hours trying to retrieve the body, Pittsfield Fire Chief Bob Czerwinski said Tuesday evening that the search will resume this morning after a meeting with safety officials

"We've got to sit down and look at it on paper and see what other ideas we can come up with," said Czerwinski.

The identity of the man is unknown but was described to be in his late teens or early 20s

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.