Video: Man drowns during lifeguard training at Orleans pond

– The start of the Memorial Day weekend turned tragic at Pilgrim Lake off Herring Brook Road in Orleans. Around 8:30 a.m. Saturday  a returning annual swimming test for competing lifeguards at Nauset Beach was being held when one male swimmer went missing.

Orleans Fire and Rescue first on scene launched a boat immediately. The Mid-Cape Dive Team was also called to the scene. The victim was found about twenty minutes later unconscious and was reported in cardiac arrest. CPR was started immediately. The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital but could not be revived and was pronounced dead. He was later identified as Jack Jukubek, 22, of Newburgh, NY (right).

Orleans Fire Chief Tony Pike addressed reporters at the scene (video below).

Top photo and video by Jake O’Callaghan/CWN


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