In conjunction with today's soldout fourth annual CitySplash event, the Charles River Conservancy, released "Swimming in the Charles: A Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Permanent Swimming Facility in the Charles River Basin" and launched Swim the Charles, an Indiegogo campaign to support returning swimming to the Charles.
Erica Mattison got to watch the Esplanade fireworks from the UMass Club in Boston.
On the Cambridge side, at River Street shortly shortly after 11 a.m., WBZ reports.
Tamas K-L watched the storm over the Charles this afternoon.
UPDATE: The man died; another man now faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly pushing him into the river.
Divers from BFD and State Police and firefighters from Boston and Cambridge went into the Charles near the Mass. Ave. bridge shortly after 5 p.m. on a report that somebody jumped or fell into the river. Around 5:27 p.m., firefighters found the man and got him out of the water. He was turned over to EMS for preparation to be transported to a local hospital.
Carly Brownsberger was among the many non-MIT people who got to enjoy the fireworks the weekend after MIT's commencement.
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.
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.