Yarmouth Police confirm missing man who prompted intense search found deceased

YARMOUTH – Background: Yarmouth Police were searching for a missing endangered man Monday evening. Eduardo Gomes is a white male 40-years-old. He is 6 feet tall and 210 pounds with brown eyes. Gomes was last seen earlier Monday in West Yarmouth near Sandy Pond. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve light colored shirt, brown camouflage shorts, flip flops and a gray NY  Yankees cap. He has arm tattoos of coy fish and wolverine. Police reported Gomes may suffer from schizophrenia.

If you have information or have seem Gomes, please contact Yarmouth Police immediately at 508-775-0445 or call 911. You can also email YPD at [email protected] to report information.

A staging area was set up at Yarmouth Fire Station 3 which abuts Sandy Pond
Michael I. Sears/CWN

About 6:30 PM, the Barnstable County Tech Rescue Team was activated by Yarmouth Police to search for Mr. Gomes.

Just after 8:15 PM it was reported that Mr. Gomes had been located. and the search teams were returning to the staging area. In a statement, Yarmouth Police reported that on Monday, January 23, 2023, at approximately 4:00 PM, they received a call reporting an overdue party. Family members reported that Eduardo C. Gomes, of West Yarmouth, was last seen at approximately 1 AM and had not returned home.

The vehicle Gomes was driving was located at the Sandy Pond Recreation which is located off Buck Island Road in West Yarmouth.

Officers canvassed the area and located a flip-flop along a path. Upon locating the flip-flop, Yarmouth Police activated the Cape Cod Regional Search and Rescue Team. Sadly, Gomes was located in the water a few feet from shore. Gomes was deceased.

This incident remains under investigation by the Yarmouth Police and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit.

The Yarmouth Police Department extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Eduardo Gomes.

The Yarmouth Police was assisted by the Yarmouth Fire Department, Cape Cod Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Team, Barnstable County Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and the Massachusetts State Police.

737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Contact Us | Advertise Terms of Use 
Employment and EEO | Privacy