Body of missing fisherman found; Doctor's body found in Orleans

Second Boating death, this one in Town Cove, Orleans
Believed to be Dr. John Bete of Eastham


orleans100308_400ORLEANS - It took over three hours for the combined forces of police and Coast Guard to recover the body of Dr. JohnBete in theOrleans Town Cove Friday night.

While theywould not identify the body, police said earlier that they were searching for Dr. JohnBete of Seaview Road in Eastham, a former cardiologist at Cape CodHospital.

The assuption was made because his overturned rowboat was spotted around 5pm.

On right: Orleans firefighters return to a dock on Town Cove in Orleans after locating the body of a 71- year-old then unidentified man.

The body was found around 10 p.m.  Friday night after an extensive search by the Orleans and Eastham Fire Departments and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.

Photo by David G. Curran

Wareham searchers find body of missing fisherman
Daniel Kelley worked as Barnstable County correctional officer

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 Rescuers on Wareham Fire Department boat search Agawam Mill Pond in Wareham on Thursday night for missing fisherman. David Curran photo.

WAREHAM - The body of a fisherman who fell overboard from a boat was found Thursday morning during a search of Agawam Mill Pond in Wareham.

Second Boating death
ORLEANS - It took over three hours for the combined forces of police and Coast Guard to recover the body of Dr. JohnBete in theOrleans Town Cove Friday night. While policewould not identify the body, police said earlier that they were searching for Dr. JohnBete of Seaview Road in Eastham, a former cardiologist at Cape CodHospital.

 Wareham Police Lieut. Irving Wallace said the body of Daniel Kelley of  Raynham and Kingston was found by the state police at 9:53 a.m.

Mr. Kelley, 33, worked as a Barnstable County correctional officer. He was single. He was the son of Paul and Joanne Kelley.

In a statement released today, Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings said, "Our thoughts this morning arewith deceased Correction Officer Kelley. Our prayers go out to hisfamily during what is a tragic hour for them.

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"Officer Kelley (shown in photo at right) passed hisone-year anniversary with us just two weeks ago and was able to movefrom provisional to permanent employee status. It appeared he had abright future with us. He will be missed by all those who knew andworked with him."

At about 7 p.m. Thursday, according to Wareham police, officers and emergency personnel responded to Agawam Mill Pond to investigate a possible drowning. They  determined that Daniel Kelley had fallen into the water while fishing and could not be found.

Neighbors at the scene said three people were fishing on the pond when one fell overboard.

Police said personnel from agencies including the Wareham police, Wareham harbor patrol, Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, Wareham Fire Department, Onset Fire Department, state police, state environmental police and the Bourne Fire Department began a search-and-rescue mission until about 11 p.m.

Search and rescue operations resumed Friday morning. At about 9:53 a.m., Wareham police said, state police found the body of Mr. Kelley in the pond.

Mr. Kelley held a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State College, where he majored in physical education and psychology. He was an instructor in self-defense for correction officers, sometimes called grappling, and also was certified to teach cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid. Mr. Kelley formerly had worked in the security business and with mental health patients.

The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office characterized Mr. Kelley as "a quiet, non-assuming guy who did his job thoroughly and without complaint... Well-suited for corrections and law enforcement."

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