Massachusetts State Police Investigating Drowning in Cambridge

July 29, 2016

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 07292016 – Massachusetts State Police Investigating Drowning in Cambridge

This evening, at 8:45 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a person going into the water off the Weeks footbridge in Cambridge. Witnesses report seeing a male go into the Charles River come up with arms flailing and go under and not come back up. The 18 year old male victim was located approximately 25 minutes later by Cambridge Fire Department Divers. Cambridge EMS transported him to Beth Israel where he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation into the facts and circumstances of the drowning remain under investigation by the State Police H Troop Detective unit, Crime Scene and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

State Police from the Brighton Barracks, Marine Unit and the Air Wing were assisted on scene by Cambridge Police Fire and EMS personnel.

The identity is being withheld pending family notification.

There is no further information available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.