Boston firefighters and State and Boston Police rushed to Carson beach on a report of a missing woman, possibly in the water. She was found safe and sound at Castle Island.
UPDATE: Gofundme page set up to help Kyzr Willis's family.
Mayor Walsh said this afternoon the administrator of the Curley Center at Carson Beach is on paid leave as the city investigates both what happened to Kyrzr Willis, 7, and what the city can do to keep kids safe in its summer drop-in and camp facilities.
"This is just a horrible day," Walsh said at a press conference. Read more.
Malia Lazu reports she went down to Carson Beach with a paddle board yesterday, figuring she'd get a little water exercise in. But, she continues: Read more.
Gabrielle Schaffner picked up a handful of painted snails on Carson Beach today and wonders what's going on.
Eileen Murphy reports:
He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.
Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.
In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:
So, naturally, he jumped off the pier. The Globe reports it did not end well.
Steve Saleeba helps fill us in on all the commotion:
So these three women are hanging out at Carson Beach in the wee hours this morning. After awhile, two of them notice the third is mising, they assume the worst, contact State Police and before you know it, a full-bore search is going on in Dorchester Bay.
At least until some woman goes up to a trooper around 2 a.m. and asks what the fuss is about. Turns out the third friend hadn't gone for a swim. She'd wandered along the shore to UMass and then returned to investigate all the lights and stuff back at the beach.
A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.
Yesterday, David Parsons photographed the sailboat that's been sitting on Carson Beach since Sandy blew it there.
Lauren Sommer reports:
Umm, if someone lost their sailboat, I found it on Carson Beach looking a little lost and lonely.
Boston and State Police swarmed the South Boston beaches this afternoon - both on shore and in the water - looking for a man reported to be possibly struggling as he swam about 400 yards offshore.
The search was called off when nobody was found. Even in February, members of the L Street Bathhouse (you know, the people who run into the bay every New Year's Day) will don wet suits and go for swims. It is not known, however, if the spotted man was from L Street.
WBUR follows up on Monday's whatever-it-was, talks to kids who used Facebook to get their friends to show up at the beach just to hang out, and Boston Police, who said there was no indication of a "gang issue" Monday.
State Police told the station that at least some of the fights were a result of gang rivalries, but even they acknowledged that the vast majority of the people there had nothing to do with gangs.
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