Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

North Andover Police with the cooperation of Massachusetts State Police and the Salem Police Dive Recovery Team have recovered the body of a 22 year old Lawrence man from Ecuador in Lake Cochichewick.

The young man went under the water last night while swimming with his friends and never re-surfaced.  North Andover Police and Fire as well as Massachusetts State Police Air Wing and Dive Team, Salem, MA Police Dive Team searched the lake last night until about 10pm.

The search resumed this morning at 8am with North Andover Police and Fire, Salem, MA Police Dive Team, Lawrence Police Boat and Massachusetts Environmental Police.  The body was found at approximately 10:18 am.  The body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

The deceased’s family was at the scene and positively identified him at Rosido Jara, 22, of Lawrence.  Foul play is not suspected.

“As the warmer temperatures bring more people to the lake, we urge everyone to exercise extreme caution and not to swim in unguarded areas,” North Andover Police Chief Charles Gray said.

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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One Response to Body of Lawrence Man Found in Lake Cochichewick is 22 Year Old Rosido Jara of Haverhill Street

  1. David Reply

    June 1, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    It’s unfortunate, these kids don’t know the lake, that alone makes it dangerous. I thought swimming was banned there. I remember signs being posted, no fishing or swimming.

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