A passerby noticed a body on the Esplanade bicycle path around 5:30 a.m., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death, but the preliminary investigation did not reveal signs of violent trauma and the circumstances do not suggest robbery.
J. Goddell spotted these questions laboriously scrawled inside a piece of equipment at the playground for little kids along the Esplanade by Mass. Ave. today, wonders if the author has ever actually met any toddlers.
Mark Novak wasn't alone in enjoying the sunset over the Charles River this evening.
Gary Waldeck stopped to admire the sailboats along the Charles River Esplanade today.
Mark Novak knows it's the Christmas season when Community Boating lights up its Christmas sailboat along the Esplanade.
Boston city councilors will take a gander at a gaggle of ideas to deal with geese and the crap they leave behind.
At a hearing today, councilors heard suggestions that included fining people who feed them, having parks workers and volunteers coat goose eggs with oil, which kills the chicks but fools the mother goose so she doesn't lay more eggs - and buying more umbrellas for city parks workers with which to find off angry geese when they try to grab the eggs to coat them in oil. Read more.
JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.
Erica Mattison got to watch the Esplanade fireworks from the UMass Club in Boston.
JB Parrett reports this Esplanade sunset photo was the last he took as a Boston resident - he's moving up to New Hampshire.
Shannon Dooling wasn't the only one enjoying a nice day along the Charles River Esplanade today.
UPDATE: State Police report the man, from Allston, was pulled out of the water around 8 a.m. and rushed to Mt. Auburn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
State Police report crews are searching the Charles River near the Weeks Footbridge for a man witnesses say jumped into the river shortly before 7 a.m. and then did not surface.
Along the Esplanade around 12:30 p.m. near the Hatch Shell.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
Preliminary evidence including clothing and other factors suggests that the body is not that of a young man from Harvard, MA, previously reported missing. Identification efforts are under way and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death.
We're going to assume JB Parrett was bundled up for his walk along the Esplanade on the Charles this afternoon.
JB Parrett walked along the Esplanade as the sun went down this evening.
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