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Divers recover body of man who fell off party cruise ship in Boston Harbor

Provincetown II was docked in the Seaport in July 2013.
Provincetown II was docked in the Seaport in July 2013.Globe Staff/File

The body of a man who fell overboard Saturday night from a party cruise boat in Boston Harbor has been found, State Police said.

The body was discovered around 1 a.m. near Peddocks Island at a depth of about 45 feet, according to spokesman David Procopio.

The US Coast Guard and first responders from Boston and Quincy assisted in the search.

The Provincetown II ferry reported around 8:30 p.m. that a person had gone overboard, the Coast Guard tweeted.

The ferry was operating a party cruise, where alcohol was served, said Lieutenant Brandon Aten, a spokesman for the Coast Guard in Boston.

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Boats and helicopters were launched from Coast Guard stations in Boston and Cape Cod, he said.

Peddocks Island, one of the largest islands in the harbor, is nearly eight miles from Long Wharf in Boston, according to the National Park Service. The island is located off the Hull peninsula.

Passengers onboard the ferry were brought to the World Trade Center Saturday night, according to Aten.

A person also fell overboard from the Provincetown II during a July 2013 cruise. The 41-year-old Wilmington man’s body was recovered three days later in waters near Castle and Spectacle islands.


Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at maddie.kilgannon@globe.com.