Divers recovered a body early on Sunday morning of a 21 year-old man, on the bottom of Boston Harbor near Peddocks Island. The man fell overboard from the “Get Lei’d” party cruise on Saturday night around 8:30 p.m., according to Coast Guard officials.
We are sad to report that the body of the man who went overboard was recovered off coast of Peddocks Island by MSP divers shortly before 1 a.m. following joint search by USCG, Environmental Police, and MSP. MSP detectives will conduct death investigation. https://t.co/PlwKfFsXZc
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) September 9, 2018
The man was later identified as Aaron Dibella from Peabody, according to the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office. He was on the Provincetown II ferry which departs from Boston’s Seaport District.
Bay State Cruises said the man was “engaging in horseplay” on the vessel. Rescue attempts from the boat and in the water were unsuccessful, according to the operator. Several hours later, his body was recovered from the bottom of Boston Harbor where the depth was 45 feet. The full statement from Bay State Cruise Company is shown below.
State Police continue to investigate the fatal incident.