Friday, August 4, 2006
A Coast Guard boat crew last night recovered the body of an 80-year-old Newton Centre woman who disappeared while swimming during a family outing on a Cape Cod beach.
Rita Karpova's family reported the disappearance yesterday, leading to a search, the Coast Guard said. She was last seen swimming about 6:30 p.m.
A cane she used was found left on the beach in Dennis.
A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the body at about 9 p.m., and a boat later recovered the body, officials said.