Search Called Off For Woman Last Seen Going Into Pond

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About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police quit searching for a woman last seen going into Jamaica Pond naked on Saturday evening.

The incident transformed the boathouse to a staging zone for the fire trucks and police cruisers that responded. While emergency vehicles circled the pond training their lights on the shore and woods, a Boston Fire Department boat searched the dark water.

According to scanner traffic, the woman was naked when she went into water and began swimming toward the center of the pond. Witnesses didn't see her come out of the water.

Police Officer Neva Coakley said the search was discontinued about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Searchers found nothing.


Crews from the Boston Fire Department were called at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. A special sonar unit from Quincy joined the search late Saturday night.

At 11 p.m. Saturday, the Boston Fire Department announced all their personnel had left the pond while Boston Police continued the search.

According to, searchers had asked for help from Coast Guard and State Police helicopters, but the bad weather prevented them from coming to JP.