Police called to Island Co-housing on report of body in a pond

In 2008, Bob Lee struck a characteristic pose next to a poster of John Lennon. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

West Tisbury, State Police and Island dive teams responded at about 3:30 pm, Monday, to a report of a body in Rock Pond at Island Cohousing, a small 16-house development off State Road in West Tisbury.

Police found the body of Bob Lee, 66, a well-known Island house painter and Cohousing resident, floating in the pond. State Police Sergeant Jeff Stone said the medical examiner determined the cause of death was accidental drowning.

“There was nothing suspicious,” Sergeant Stone said.