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Police search for missing man at Walden Pond

September 6, 2019

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The search for a missing man has prompted the temporary closure of one of the most famous tourist sites in Massachusetts.

A spokesman for the state police says the agency’s air wing and mounted unit are helping search for a man reported missing at Walden Pond in Concord.

As a result, the Walden Pond State Reservation says the facility is closed all day Friday.

The search for the man began Thursday and went until nightfall without success.

His name has not been released.

The pond and surrounding land inspired writer, naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau in the mid-19th century.

The modern day park, open to swimming, boating, hiking and other activities, is 335 acres and includes the 64-acre pond.

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