Police & Fire

North End’s Marine Unit 1 and Engine 8 Ladder 1 Crews Respond to Peddock’s Island; Man Dies After Falling in Elevator Shaft

A man was pronounced dead after falling down an elevator shaft on Peddock’s Island. The North End’s Marine Unit 1 and crews from Engine 8 Ladder 1 of the Boston Fire Department responded on Friday night around 9 pm to a rescue call on the island near Hull. According to authorities, the man was extracted but pronounced dead by medical control at Boston Medical Center.

Update: The man was identified as 35-year-old William E. Bryan, III and he had spent the day with a group including a Department of Conservation and Recreation employee. The group had been consuming alcohol. More on Boston.com.

Marine 1 Responds to Peddocks Island

Storified by NorthEndWaterfront.com· Fri, Dec 28 2012 19:50:19

Marine Unit 1 carrying crews from Engine 8, Ladder 1 and the District 3 Chief have responded to Peddocks Island at 9:07pmBoston Fire Dept.
Boston EMS staging at the Harbor Unit, Black Fan Terminal, for a report of a cardiac arrest on Peddocks Island.Brian D’Amico
This is for a report of a man in the basement of the Quartermaster’s building needing medical assistance.Boston Fire Dept.
Boston Fire Ladder 1 at the Marine Unit for the Peddocks Island cardiac arrest.Brian D’Amico
Initial reports are a man fell and may need extraction. May have fallen because of medical issue. Ongoing right now.Boston Fire Dept.
@brianjdamico 2 busses and a supervisor are standing by at marine unit on black falcon. http://pic.twitter.com/nQWGBPjB*
Massport Marine Unit standing by awaiting orders. If technical resuce needed on Peddocks, they will pick up & transport team to the island.Brian D’Amico
Coast Guard also on scene.Boston Fire Dept.
Tech Rescue: Just to give you an idea, Peddocks is located between Hull & Houghs Neck section of Quincy. Furthest island out from city.Sean Olson
Peddocks Islandandrewjsan
Also on scene is the BPD Harbormaster carrying Boston EMS and Hull Fire. This island is near Hull.Boston Fire Dept.
Authorities respond to Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor for possible rescue attempt http://bo.st/TLL6NRBoston Globe News
@ItalianInBoston BFD, Hull FD, USCG are on scene, BPD still en route or on scene That boat would be MSP Marine Section, last to leaveBrian D’Amico
BOSTON: Tech Rescue on Peddocks Island (off of Hull) for a man who fell into elevator shaft at Quartdecks… http://fb.me/F5ijiUZPMass Incident Paging
@SOlsonBFDL14 Took MU1 21 minutes, old boat would still be en route!Brian D’Amico
Boston and Hull Fire have patient at Peddocks Island dock. Harbormaster boat positioning to have BEMS evaluate.Boston Fire Dept.
Sad night in Hull. the Gunny is closing and someone just died on Peddocks Island… #BostonKevin Schiffman
U/D Peddocks Island- Patient pronounced dead by medical control at Boston Med Ctr.Brockton, Ma