Police Investigating Suicide Aboard Red Sox Owner’s Yacht

They say a man went into cardiac arrest and later died.

By | Boston Daily |

Boston Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a crew member aboard Red Sox owner John Henry’s boat.

According to police, officers and emergency responders were called to the boat, the Iroquois,¬†around 12 p.m. Monday. “It¬†appears there was a medical emergecny, and now it is a death investigation,” according to a spokesperson from the Boston Police Department. The yacht was docked behind the Boston Harbor Hotel,¬†at 30 Rowes Wharf.

Police said the subject was a male between the ages of 28 and 30. They said he went into cardiac arrest while on board the ship, and later died. The death is being considered a suicide at this time.

The Red Sox issued a statement on behalf of Henry and the team, and said they were “saddened” by the information and sent their¬†condolences¬†to the man’s family. “Earlier today, a crew member on the vessel, M/Y Iroquois, apparently took his life aboard the vessel docked…behind the Boston Harbor Hotel.¬†Apparently only crew members were on board the vessel when the incident occurred,” the statement said.

WCVB reported that Police Commissioner Ed Davis was aboard the 164-foot vessel during the investigation. The boat, they said, was for sale for $27 million.


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