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Police looking for missing person save another

Man pulled from harbor’s icy waters

Police searching for a missing Boston University graduate rescued a different man from Boston Harbor Monday night, police said.

Detectives were behind the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel investigating the disappearance of Eric Munsell, 24, just before 11 p.m. when they noticed a man struggling to climb out of the harbor. The detectives pulled the man to safety, according to a Boston Police Department spokesman.

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Police do not know why the man, who is in his mid-20s, was in the water or how he got there. The man, whom police did not identify, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to survive, police said.

“He wasn’t in the best condition; he couldn’t communicate very well,” said Officer James Kenneally, a police spokesman.

The water in the harbor was about 32 degrees Monday night, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Police said Munsell, who was last seen in downtown Boston on Saturday, remains missing.

He was last seen heading for the Market Lounge in the Financial District to celebrate his birthday with friends, Munsell’s mother said. Since Saturday night, there has been no activity on Munsell’s credit cards or cellphone, according to police.

Munsell is described as white, 6-foot-1, and weighing 180 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a scar on his left cheek, police said.

Jennifer Smith can be reached at jennifer.smith@globe.com
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