EDGARTOWN – A 26-year-old man was discovered lifeless and his 21-year-old brother is lacking after they jumped off a bridge in Martha’s Winery, in response to Massachusetts State Police.
4 individuals jumped off the Jaws bridge in Edgartown Sunday evening. A U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson instructed WBZ-TV they began trying to find the swimmers round 11:20 p.m.. Two had been discovered unharmed, however two younger males didn’t come up.
The depth of the water below the bridge is about 15 ft. The Oak Bluffs fireplace chief instructed WBZ-TV’s Louisa Moller that the tide was coming in on the time, and was undoubtedly very quick.
State Police spokesman Dave Procopio mentioned police and firefighters looked for the lads till about 3:30 a.m. Divers had been introduced in for the search after dawn.
The physique of the 26-year-old was discovered by a search workforce Monday morning, State Police mentioned.
The Coast Guard suspended the seek for the 21-year-old man round 3 p.m., pending any additional developments. State Police will return to the realm on Tuesday to look with facet scan sonar.
Their names haven’t been made public. State police mentioned the brothers had been seasonal employees at a restaurant and residing in Oak Bluffs.
The bridge, which is formally named the American Legion Memorial Bridge in response to State Police, is on Seaside Street and connects Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. It turned a landmark after showing within the 1975 hit movie Jaws, which was shot on the Winery.
At the same time as crews looked for the lacking man on Monday, younger individuals continued to leap off the bridge.
“I used to be shocked, even after they completed blocking it off, that folks got here again to leap,” mentioned Russell Bell, a summer time resident of the island.
One other summer time resident, Michael Hamilton, mentioned he remembers somebody injuring their neck a number of years in the past after leaping from the bridge.
“You do not know what’s occurring while you bounce within the water,” he mentioned.