Body Recovered from Black Pond in Middlefield: Officials

A body was recovered from Black Pond in Middlefield Monday, according to the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company.

Fire officials said their crews responded to the area at the request of state police and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection police. 

Officials from the fire department said a person had fallen from a rock ledge, around 150 feet to a wooded area below. A boat transported the victim to the state boat launch. 

Fire officials said DEEP Encon police are investigating because the incident happened on state-owned property. 

Rescue personnel were not injured. 

No additional information was immediately available.

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