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Pittsfield Police Searching Pontoosuc Lake For New Yorker

An SUV is parked on the street in front of a brick building with "Pittsfield Police" on its doors
Josh Landes

Pittsfield, Massachusetts police say they’re searching a city lake for a missing New York State resident. 

Lieutenant Gary Traversa says the search was triggered by the discovery Monday of a vehicle parked by Pontoosuc Lake whose owner was declared missing in New York on May 5th.

“We’re in the water, searching the water and it is — unfortunately, we do anticipate this as a recovery at this point," said Traversa. "But we are not certain, so we are exhausting all possibilities.”

The public is asked to avoid the area of Blue Anchor Park and the Pontoosuc Lake boat ramp while the search continues.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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