Fairhaven Police Confirm Body Found in Water
UPDATE : A spokesperson for the Bristol County District Attorney's Office said that an autopsy will be performed to discover the cause of death but that no foul play is suspected.
FAIRHAVEN — A body was found and pulled out of the water in Fairhaven near the Seaport Inn on Thursday morning, the town's police have confirmed.
The body was recovered near the Seaport Inn and Marina parking lot off Bridge Street.
A photo taken by bystander Captain Ralph Joseph — former owner of TowBoatUS New Bedford — at the marina at 9:49 a.m. shows divers and police pulling the covered body out of the water.
Fairhaven police, state police with the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, and other investigators were still clearing the scene just after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Police did not reveal any further details about the person or a possible cause of death.
A request for more information has been sent to the Bristol County D.A.'s Office.
This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as more information is available.