Today's paddle on the Sudbury River started out in typical fashion. I launched into the Sudbury River at Little Farms Road in Framingham and headed up river doing the things I usually do. I was planning to turn around at the mouth of Cochituate Brook but, for some reason, elected to continue upriver. After passing under Concord Street and the river gauging location, I reached the spot pictured at left and came upon a scene that no paddler ever wants to encounter. Where a fallen tree was acting as a strainer, a deceased woman's body had become entangled.
I called 911 on my cell phone and the Massachusetts State Police answered. After explaining the nature of my call, they connected me with the Framingham Police Department, who shortly arrived near the scene. Because of the very steep and overgrown embankment, a small zodiac was called for and journeyed upriver from Little Farms Road...
At this point, I returned downriver. It was a somber trip and my prayers and thoughts are with the family of the deceased woman.
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Oh how sad. A very good thing, though, that you continued your paddle so she was discovered.
I'm so sorry you had to run into that today. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased woman
A tragedy indeed, but it does bring a family closure....
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