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Body of writer Patrick O'Flaherty found, missing since swimming Wednesday

The body of Newfoundland writer, historian and teacher Patrick O'Flaherty, 78, was found Saturday night after he reportedly went under water while swimming Wednesday.

78-year-old's body was found 7:30 p.m. Saturday by RCMP Underwater Recovery Team

Patrick O'Flaherty was a prolific Newfoundland writer, historian and teacher. (CBC)

The body of well-known Newfoundland writer, historian and teacher Patrick O'Flaherty, 78, was found Saturday night by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Unit.

O'Flaherty reportedly went missing Wednesday afternoon after going under water while swimming with three other adults at Barbour's Pond near Keels. 

RCMP were called 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and searched for O'Flaherty until he was found 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Discovery Trail Ground Search and Rescue Team helped with the search. 

RCMP and search and rescue crews at the scene of the search for O'Flaherty at Barbour's Pond near Keels. (Submitted by Barry Fitzgerald)

Now the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating his death, with the assistance of the Bonavista RCMP detachment.