Shannon Dooling wasn't the only one enjoying a nice day along the Charles River Esplanade today.
Sometime after 10:30 p.m., Boston University Police came upon a trespasser in a BU building at 771 Commonwealth Ave. He ran, they chased - right to the banks of the Charles River, into which he jumped, just downstream from the BU Bridge.
As he tried to swim to Cambridge, Boston and State Police arrived, as did Boston and Cambridge firefighters with boats. Troopers in a boat found him, pulled him up and brought him to the Boston side, where, Rob Cant reports, he was put on a stretcher and taken away by Boston EMTs.
Scotirish gives us an overview of the day's festivities along the Charles.
One cannot help but also be impressed by the number of portable toilets (although they were probably there for the Walk for Hunger).
State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office hope somebody recognizes the faded Abercrombie & Fitch sweatshirt worn by the roughly 60-year-old man whose body was found in the Charles River off the Esplanade on March 10. Read more.
A 45-year-old Harvard man jumped off the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge shortly before noon. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
Troopers were able to bring the man from the water into a State Police vessel and transport him to a nearby dock, from where he was taken to Boston Medical Center. Based on the facts and circumstances available thus far, the incident does not appear to be the result of criminal conduct and the man is expected to survive.
Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.
Workers at the Museum of Science spotted a seal swimming in the Charles, so naturally, they tweeted for some help to the New England Aquarium, which will now look for the critter. To which the Museum of Science replied:
Awesome! And if you happen to notice any dinosaur fossils, we're happy to help.
Boston Magazine reports the seal may still be in the river this morning.
JB Parrett watched a couple people fishing in the Charles River.
Brian D'Amico reports bursts of wind shortly before 5 p.m. helped capsize a number of sailboats near the Mass. Ave. Bridge. All the dunked people were fished out of the river by first responders.
State Police tonight recovered the body of Zachary Marr, a 22-year-old Harvard man who was seen leaving the Bell in Hand early on Feb. 13 and then spotted by a surveillance camera falling through a gap in the train bridge to and from North Station.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports: Read more.
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.
JB Parrett captured the sunset over the Charles this evening.
Tim watched some of the first responders searching the Charles around 4:30 p.m. Nick Gillham reported they were looking for somebody who might have jumped. Traffic was backed up in both directions.
JB Parrett watched the sun go down over the Charles the other night.
Aly watched a diver go into the Charles near North Point Park on the Cambridge side of the Charles this morning, near one of two areas pointed to by a search dog. Searchers have focused on the area around the train bridge just past North Station as they look for Zachary Marr, last seen outside the Bell in Hand downtown on Feb. 13.
UPDATE: The Globe reports police have video that appears to show Marr falling into the river.
A Boston Police dive team and other searchers have returned to the Charles River near North Station, where crews searched last week for evidence related to the disappearance of Zachary Marr, last seen outside the Bell in Hand and the Boston Public Market on Feb. 13. Read more.