Ferry passenger in Boston Harbor saved

An unidentified man was rescued Monday night after falling or jumping from a ferry into Boston Harbor, officials said.

The man, who is 39 years old, was a passenger on the Provincetown III ferry.

He was rescued within 10 minutes after falling into the water at about 9:10 p.m. and is expected to survive, said Petty Officer Third Class Ross Ruddell, a US Coast Guard spokesman.


The man entered the water between Deer Island and Long Island, said David Estrada, a Boston police spokesman.

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Coast Guard rescue crews from Boston and Hull, along with the State Police Marine Unit and Boston Emergency Medical Services, participated in the rescue effort, said Ruddell.

A Boston EMS paramedic attended the man as he was brought ashore in South Boston, said EMS Deputy Superintendent Ed Hassan.

EMS then took the man by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital, Hassan said.

There was no answer Monday night at the offices of the Bay State Cruise Co., owner of the Provincetown III.


The company’s website shows that it runs a daily ferry from Provincetown to Boston that leaves at 7:30 p.m. and arrives at about 9 p.m.

Last July, a 41-year-old Wilmington man died after falling from the third-deck railing of another of the company’s boats, the Provincetown II, near South Boston’s Castle Island.

The fatality occurred during a country music-
themed cruise.

Globe correspondent Derek J. Anderson contributed to this report. Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at
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Correction: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect name of the boat involved in the incident. The name of the boat is the Provincetown III.