Boating Crash off of Castle Island now a death investigation

Update via BPD News:

Investigation Update: At about 3:06 AM on Saturday, July 17, 2021, members of the Boston Police Harbor Unit responded in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Boston Fire Department, Massport Fire and Boston EMS following a call for a boat crash in the Boston Harbor.

On arrival, responders were able to rescue several people from the water and then began a search for a missing individual who was later recovered from the water and pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Jeanica Julce, 27, of Somerville.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting

Original Post

Around 3am on Saturday, BFD responded to call for a boating accident in Boston Harbor off the coast of Castle Island.  Seven people have been rescued and one person is still missing. Five people were transported to area hospitals.

An interagency search is currently ongoing with US Coast Guard, Massport, BPD, State Police and BFD.

More to follow.

Image via BFD 

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