Death investigation underway after body pulled from Brookline Reservoir

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Police have launched a death investigation after a body was pulled from the water at Brookline Reservoir Park in Brookline on Monday morning, officials said.

Officers responding to a report of a body floating in the water on the Dudley Street side of the reservoir at Dudley Way around 5:40 a.m. pulled the person to shore and began CPR, according to the Brookline Police Department.

“When they were bringing them over to the ambulance, they were doing chest compressions,” Simona Rits, a woman who witnessed the incident, told Boston 25 News. “It was awful.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Their name hasn’t been released.

Investigators were spotted photographing what appeared to be a golf bag in the grass and clothing on a bench, as well as a car that was parked nearby.

The scene was roped off with yellow police tape as investigators spent hours scouring the area for evidence.

“It was a little shocking when we came down cause there’s usually a lot of activity and things seemed very settled,” Brookline resident Margot Davis added. “We knew that something was really amiss.”

There were no additional details immediately available.

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