A death investigation is now underway, according to the Boston Police Department

By Ally Mauch
July 17, 2021 01:04 PM
1 Remains Missing After 7 Rescued from Boat Crash in Boston Harbor
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The search for a missing person in the Boston Harbor has turned into a death investigation following a boat accident in the early morning hours Saturday. 

Around 3 a.m. local time, harbor patrol responded to a report of an overturned boat and found a vessel that had capsized after crashing into a buoy, according to local news outlet 7 News Boston

Officials rescued seven people from the water after the accident, five of whom were transported to the hospital by paramedics. One boater, however, remained missing, the Boston Fire Department confirmed. 

The adult female has since been found dead and her family has been notified, according to the Boston Police Department. A death investigation is now underway.

Prior to locating her body, Boston police Sergeant Detective John Boyle told The Boston Globe that rescuers weren't giving up hope on finding the final boater. 

"It's going on seven hours now," he said, "but we never give up hope."

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The rescue effort was led by Boston police, alongside the US Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Fire, and Boston EMS, Boyle added to the outlet.

The circumstances surrounding the crash, as well as the names and ages of the recovered boaters, have not been released.