BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts State Police has released details about the recovery of two bodies inside a submerged vehicle located Friday in Boston's Seaport District.
MSP said the recovery of the vehicle and the victims "was a development in a still ongoing investigation", and confirmed the victims are a male and a female, both believed to be young adults.
While official identifications are pending, State Police detectives do have information that suggests the identities of the victims, but those identities are not being released at this time.
At around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, MSP responded to Black Falcon Avenue, between the Black Falcon Terminal and 88 Black Falcon Ave., after "developing information that a sport utility vehicle went into the water at that location earlier this week."
According to an MSP spokesperson, a Boston Fire Department diver was the first to dive the area and locate the vehicle, which was in about 40 feet of water, approximately 15 feet out from the pier.
The BFD diver then marked the location, surfaced, and notified MSP divers who were arriving on scene. Three MSP divers then dove on the vehicle site, and determined there were two deceased victims inside.
MSP divers were able to extricate the female victim and bring her body to shore, but the male victim could not be extricated from the vehicle while underwater, so divers hooked tow cables to the entire vehicle and a truck winched it out. The male victim was recovered from the vehicle once it was on land.
The MSP Underwater Recovery Unit, the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, Boston Police, Boston Fire, and Massport Police also responded.
The cause and manner of the deaths is subject to the ongoing investigation.
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