For Immediate Release - June 07, 2011

Jason Bryant tunnel collapse death

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today the recovery of the body of Jason F. Bryant, age 29, of Yarmouth. The body was removed from a wooded area where Mr. Bryant had dug a series of underground tunnels. It appears that a tunnel collapsed burying the deceased.

Firefighters from across southeastern Massachusetts aided the Barnstable Fire Department, along with the Barnstable and Yarmouth Police Departments in the investigation and recovery effort.

The death investigation will be conducted by the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office and the Medical Examiner's Office in Boston.