The body of a woman was pulled from the waters near Castle Island in South Boston on New Year's Day and police are now conducting a death investigation.
Boston police said that officers from the Harbor Unit were called to the South Boston area about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a body. When officers arrived they found the Boston Fire Department Marine Unit already on scene and pulling the woman's body out of the water.
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The woman, who was not identified, was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information can call 617-343-4470.
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