State Police Respond to Report of Two Jumpers, Rescue One From Charles River
State Police Lieutenant Paul Maloney and Trooper John Dwyer arrived on scene and heard screams coming from the water. Trooper Dwyer threw his cruiser's spare tire into the water to assist one of the men, whom they could hear, but not see.
After several attempts to get to the tire, which was being carried by the current, the man was able to finally retrieve it and hold on. Trooper Dwyer then threw him a rope and secured the rope to the bridge so the man could be brought to shore. The man, a 27-year-old Dorchester resident, was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital for evaluation. He had been in the water for approximately 20 minutes.
The other man, a 28-year-old Hyde Park resident, whom according to witnesses was the first who had jumped into the water, could not be located. His body was recovered a short time later by the Cambridge Fire Department and State Police Marine Unit at 12:20 a.m. today. He was pronounced deceased on the scene by responding EMS personnel.
Troopers were also assisted on scene by the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire/Rescue, and the Cambridge Fire Department, as well as the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
This incident remains under investigation. For further information, please contact the Suffolk County District Attorneys Office, which has jurisdiction over the death investigation.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.