ESSEX COUNTY, MA. (THECOUNT) — Cassandra Baker, of Beverly, Massachusetts, has been identified as the victim in a Sunday drowning in Essex County.

Baker, 41, died in an apparent drowning near Gloucester on Sunday afternoon.


According to reports, Baker was found floating face down in the water in Rafes Chasm near Hesperus Avenue in Gloucester around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Baker was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Officials say they do not suspect foul play.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the total population was 743,159, making it the third-most populous county in the state. It is part of the Greater Boston area. The largest city in Essex County is Lynn – Wikipedia.