First responders, including a Boston Fire dive team, rushed to the Charles River near Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening after a conductor on a Needham Line commuter-rail train reported seeing a kid jump off the bridge that crosses the river there as the train approached.
Boston firefighters and police at first searched the river itself, because the conductor said he did not see the kid, about 15 and wearing a red T-shirt, surface from the water.
But then a couple of firefighters found the kid, OK, on the riverbank near the businesses along Rivermoor Street. Turned out when he jumped from the bridge - a popular place for some teens to hang out on - he landed on the riverbank, not in the river, which is why the conductor didn't see him bob up.
No word if the firefighters gave him a stern lecture.