Body Found in Water

Thursday, July 4, 2013
By Transcript Staff

The body of a man was found Saturday at 2:35 p.m. floating in Winthrop waters behind Faunbar Avenue in the Beacon Circle area.

“The death is under investigation although there is nothing that would suggest anything suspicious at this point,” said Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty. “The body has been identified and it is a 51-year-old male. We are awaiting autopsy reports to determine that it was not suspicious and it was a death due to natural causes. We are treating it as a drowning incident.”

Off duty Winthrop Police detective Tim Callinan, off-duty Massport firefighter Daniel Leary, and Winthrop resident Philip Ronan helped pull the body from the water.

In a separate incident, Delehanty said the department received a call Monday night about an individual who was situated on the Breakers and experiencing chest pains.

“The Fire Department went out and retrieved that person from the Breakers,” said Delehanty. “People do things in the summertime and in the heat that they’re not used to doing. The heat is a consideration.”

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