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Authorities release name of man found dead in waters in Wareham

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Authorities have found the body of a man who went swimming in Wareham Sunday.

According to Wareham Police, the body of a man who had been reported to be in the icy water Sunday afternoon was discovered Monday at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Police stated that the man was with friends when he entered the water willingly for a swim just before 4:30 p.m. It was initially reported that the man fell in the water.

The victim was a regular to the area and apparently it was common for him to go for a cold swim where he was found in a small bog reservoir in the area of 786 County Road.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office announced that Thomas Bartholomew, 44, of Wareham was the victim found today.

The Plymouth County Dive Team and other officials searched hours for the man on Sunday.

The medical examiner will be determining cause of death, but no foul play is expected.

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