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UPDATE: Body pulled from Otis Reservoir
UPDATE -- 6:30PM -- CBS6 has learned that divers recovered a body from the Otis Reservoir on Tuesday. It is believed to be the body of a man who went missing over the weekend while swimming off a boat with his father.
CBS6 was told that family members of the man were at the scene to identify the body. The identity of the man has not been released, but we are told that he was in his 20s.
OTIS, Mass. -- Bad weather forced Berkshire County rescue crews to cut their search for a missing swimmer short on Monday night.
Divers were back in the water at the Otis Reservoir early Tuesday to continue to look for the man, but as of 1 p.m. the body has not been located. The man is presumed dead, according to officials.
The man was swimming with his father around 2 p.m. on Sunday when he went under. The father was able to swim back to the boat that was located less than a mile from the old J & D Marina.
The search was called off late Sunday because of visibility issues and was cut short on Monday because of bad weather, according to the fire chief.
The identity of the man who is presumed dead has not yet been released.