UPDATE: Wellfleet drowning victim identified

On Monday at approximately 1:19 PM, the Wellfleet Police and Fire Departments responded to a possible drowning in Gull Pond. Upon arrival of police and fire personnel an elderly male was located underwater and pronounced deceased. He was identified as Joseph Wilder, 83, of Wellfleet and Maryland.

A statement from the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office said the cause appears to be nothing other than accidental.

Media release furnished by Wellfleet Police, photo and video by Tim Caldwell/CWN


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