Boston police investigating death on the yacht of Red Sox owner John Henry

Mike Oz
June 3, 2013

A dead body was found Monday on board the yacht of Boston Red Sox owner John Henry.

The Boston Globe is reporting that police believe the death to be a suicide and that the dead man, approximately 28-30 years old, might have been working on the yacht, which is named Iroquois.

Here's more from The Globe:

Boston police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca said firefighters and police responded to the Iroquois for a medical emergency about noon.

Fiandaca said they found a 28-to-30-year-old male in cardiac arrest. Efforts were made to revive the man, but he was later pronounced dead.

Fiandaca said the man may have been working aboard the 164-foot-long vessel, which was docked at 30 Rowes Wharf, behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. In 2011, Henry sought to sell the yacht for $28 million, Forbes magazine reported.

We'll certainly be hearing more about this — like the identity of the man and his connection to Henry. The Red Sox haven't issued a statement, but are expected to, according to police.

UPDATE: Here's the Red Sox statement (via the Boston Herald) which doesn't add a whole lot, except verifying that the deceased was a crew member.

"Earlier today, a crew member on the vessel, M/Y (motor yacht) Iroquois, apparently took his life aboard the vessel docked at 30 Rowes Wharf. Mr. Henry and the members of the Boston Red Sox are saddened by the news and send deepest condolences to his family. Apparently only crew members were on board the vessel when the incident occurred."

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