BOSTON - Dive teams recovered a man's body from the Muddy River in Boston on Wednesday morning.
Firefighters received a call at around 6:09 a.m. for reports of a man in the water.
Crews were working early in the morning in the area of Charlesgate East and Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay to locate the person.
Deputy Andre Stallworth briefs the media on the water recovery at CharlseGate & Commonwealth Ave at Approx 6:09 this morning. 4 members first on scene entered the water in survival suits, before the BFD Dive team arrived. The Dive team was deployed and recovered the man. pic.twitter.com/j8gpCd4r1s— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 22, 2019
Initially, four firefighters in survival suits went into the water before a dive team arrived and found the man.
The body was recovered just before 7 a.m.
EMS transported the victim to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where the man was pronounced deceased.
The victim has been identified as a 33-year-old man who police believe had been living in a homeless encampent near the Muddy River. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of the family.
It's still unclear how the person ended up in the water.
While authorities suggest the death was accidental and say there is no evidence of foul play or assault to the victim, the investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story. Stay with Boston 25 News for more details as they become available.
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