Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Body recovered from Conn. River

Stopped home for a few minutes in between covering polling places-- saw this in MassLive-- yes, homeless people dying is still a problem in Springfield--


SPRINGFIELD - Firefighters, working with police, recovered a man's body this morning from the Connecticut River, near Memorial Bridge.

Police told firefighters they believe the body is that of a homeless man who fell from a river bank, Fire Department Lt. Neil A. Hawley said.

Police summoned the Fire Department to the scene about 10:30 a.m. and a medical examiner arrived a short time later, Hawley said.

It appeared, judging from belongings found by the river, that the man had, at least temporarily, living near there, Hawley said.

Additional information, including the man's identity, was not immediately available.

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