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Authorities Recover Body of CT Swimmer Reported Missing Off Cape Cod

Authorities have recovered the body of a 26-year-old Connecticut man who went missing while swimming on Cape Cod.

Truro police say the body of Ross Williamson, of Bolton, Connecticut, was recovered just before 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 about one mile north of Ballston Beach.

Williamson was reported missing from the waters off Ballston Beach at about 1:30 p.m. the day before, where he had been swimming with his mother and was said to be in distress.

Officials from the office of the Assistant District Attorney for the Cape and Islands in Massachusetts said Williamson, who was on the Special Olympics swim team, was not a proficient swimmer and never went in the ocean because of the cold and waves. 

He was swept out to sea after entering the water and Williamson's mother was injured while trying to rescue him and was taken to the hospital, officials from the assistant district attorney's office said. 

Local and state authorities as well as the Coast Guard conducted a search until it was called off when it got too dark. Williamson's body was found after the search resumed Sunday.

An autopsy is scheduled, but authorities say the death appears to be accidental.

Police say Truro's oceanside beaches were closed to swimming until further notice.

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