Police: Man dies after being pulled from water off Cape Cod

BOURNE, MASS. (WHDH) - A Lakeville man died Thursday after being pulled from the water in Bourne, police said.

Bourne police and fire crews responding about 5:20 p.m. to a report of a swimmer in distress in the waters off 379 Circuit Ave. found a bystander who had pulled a man in his 50s from the water and was administering CPR, according to the Bourne Police Department.

The victim, 50-year-old John Lima, was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

George Williams, of Weymouth, told 7News that he raced into the water, pulled Lima to shore, and began performing CPR until emergency crews arrived.

“There were people running towards the water. We didn’t’ know what was happening,” he said. “The little kids were screaming. Their father was in the water.”

Witnesses say the screams echoed along the shoreline as a little girl desperately sought help.

“It was just very traumatic because there were two children standing by,” Kathy Murphy said. “Very emotional, very traumatic.”

Although the incident remains under investigation, police say they do not suspect foul play.

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