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Man’s body recovered from Charles River near Longfellow Bridge, officials say

The body of a 34-year-old man who had been seen struggling in the Charles River was recovered by divers near the Longfellow Bridge on Monday afternoon, officials said.

The body of the man, who is believed to have been homeless, was recovered at 1:50 p.m., according to a statement from State Police.

Around 11:30 a.m., police received a report of a man “struggling in the water,” said David Procopio, a spokesperson for the State Police. The man appeared to have jumped from the bridge and called for help before “fully submerging,” State Police said.

The investigation remains open while the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determines the victim’s cause and manner of death, according to the statement.


The State Police, the Massachusetts Environmental Police, the Boston Fire and Police Departments, the Cambridge Fire Department, the Coast Guard, and the Massport Fire Department all worked to recover the body.

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