A woman's body was found in the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge on Wednesday night after police searched the water for hours, officials said.
Massachusetts State Police said their preliminary investigation indicates the woman was seen lying on a ledge of the John W. Weeks Bridge near Harvard University. Witnesses who were walking across the bridge at the time said they saw her dive into the water.
Police began searching for the person after getting a report of someone in the water around 8:30 p.m., police said.
A Cambridge Fire Department marine unit recovered the woman's body at 11:12 p.m. Police said the woman has been identified and was 32 years old. She was not a permanent resident of Massachusetts. Her name is not being released, police said.
The investigation into the woman's death is ongoing, and the state medical examiner's office will ultimately determine the cause and manner of her death.
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