Missing man’s body found in Wellfleet

FlemingWELLFLEET – Wellfleet Police report that on Thursday at approximately 11:46 a.m. a male person was discovered by drone (part of the search team) in the marsh area off Lt. Island, Wellfleet. Members of the search team were able work their way through the marsh and identify the person as William Fleming. Fleming, a former Barnstable firefighter, had been missing since December 20

Further investigation will be conducted State Police Detectives attached to the Barnstable County District Attorney’s Office assisted by Yarmouth and Wellfleet police departments. Any further information about this matter should be directed to the District Attorney’s Office.

Local, state and federal public safety officials involved in this mission extend our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to the family and thanks the public for their support.

A special thanks to the Grace Chapel Church, Wellfleet, who offered up their building to the search teams as a rally point for responders.

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