UPDATED: Woman Dies After Jump From Tobin
After surviving the initial fall, the 36-year-old Rhode Island woman was pronounced dead at MGH.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 11:18 a.m. with the latest information from the Massachusetts State Police
According to the Boston Globe, a woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital after jumping from the upper deck of the Tobin Bridge last night.
The jumper, whose name hasn’t been released, began threatening to leap shortly before 5:50 p.m., causing police to briefly close one lane on the bridge, a state police spokesman told the Globe.
The woman was spotted in the water by a marine unit, and was alive when she was pulled from the Mystic River.
Troopers pulled the woman from the water and began administering emergency medical aid, and were met on the Charlestown side of the river by Boston EMS, who brought her to Mass. General where she was pronounced deceased at 7:08 p.m.
State police located the victim's vehicle on the upper deck of the bridge, and were able to identify the woman—a 36-year-old Rhode Island resident—through vehicle registration, according to state police.
A subsequent investigation confirmed the woman's identity—which is being withheld—and determined the death was a suicide.
No further information has been released at this time.