Body found in Boston’s Charles River, police say

BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts State Police say a man’s body has been pulled from the Charles River in Boston.

State troopers, along with Boston police officers, responded just before 4 p.m. to a section of the river near the Esplanade after receiving a report stating someone was in the water.

Crews found a body floating face down in the River, authorities said.

“We were walking right by the river and when we looked over there was a dead body,” Colleen Gallagher told 7News. “It appeared to be a male. It looked liked it had been there awhile. It was mostly skeleton.”

Marine units are patrolling the water and investigating the discovery. The medical examiner responded to the scene to remove the body.

The victim has not been identified. No additional details were immediately available.

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