Update: Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
The identity of the drowning victim in this incident is Onset MA resident Manuel Garcia, age 85. At this time, all indications suggest the incident was accidental.
Monday, April 14, 2014 5:15 PM:
The adult male found off shore in the Sias Point section of Onset, MA was pronounced deceased at Tobey Hospital Wareham, MA, the apparent victim of a drowning incident.
As stated in the previous press release, the identity of the male will not be released at this time. It should be noted preliminary investigation indicates no signs of foul play at this time.
On Monday, April 14, 2014, at approximately 4:00 pm, Wareham Police Department, Wareham EMS, Harbormaster Dept. and Onset Fire Department personnel responded to the Sias Point area of Onset regarding a water emergency involving an adult male, who an area resident noticed floating in the water just off shore.
After being treated at the scene, the male was transported by Wareham EMS to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where life-saving efforts continued.
The identity of the adult male will not be released at this time. An update to this incident will be sent when available.