Body of 32-Year-Old Woman Recovered from Charles River Overnight

A body was found in the Charles River Thursday morning after a witness saw someone enter the water off the Anderson Memorial Bridge between Boston and Cambridge late Wednesday night.

Numerous agencies including Boston Fire, Cambridge Fire, Massport Fire, the Mass State Police, Environmental Police, Cambridge Police and others all responded to assist in what ended up being a multi-hour recovery mission.

State Police sources tell us that witnesses who were walking across the bridge at the time said they saw the person enter into the water but it is unclear if it was intentional. In preliminary investigation, it was indicated that the person was last seen lying on a ledge of the bridge near Harvard University.

The original call was received at approximately 19:30 hours and first responding units arrived in under 3 minutes.

At 23:12 hours, A Boston Fire Department marine unit located and then recovered the person’s body. Police did confirm that they identified the victim and told us it was a 32-year-old female and that she was not a permanent resident of Massachusetts. Her name is not being released.

The investigation into the woman’s death is ongoing, and the state medical examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of her death.

Although this has not been ruled a suicide, if you or someone you know needs help, please contact the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling 988, the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Home’ to 741741, anytime.