A 53-year-old Somerville woman fell off her husband's boat early this morning and drowned, despite his efforts to save her, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The preliminary investigation suggests that the woman, who had been living for the summer with her husband on their boat, fell into the water at some point early this morning after the two spent a night out together. Her husband went into the water to rescue her, performed CPR unsuccessfully, and called 911. An external examination of the woman’s body did not reveal signs of physical trauma, but an autopsy is expected to reveal the cause and manner of her death.
The husband was taken to Mass. General and is expected to survive, the DA's office says, adding the initial 911 call came in around 4:45 a.m.