State Police report an 18-year-old died from drowning in the Charles River tonight.
Witnesses report seeing a male go into the Charles River [around 8:45 p.m.] come up with arms flailing and go under and not come back up. The 17 year old male victim was located approximately 25 minutes later by Cambridge Fire Department Divers. Cambridge EMS transported him to Beth Israel where he was pronounced deceased.
Jumping off the bridge is a tradition for students at Harvard, including students at the school's summer session.
In May, a man died after jumping off the bridge.