A household fishing journey to a Massachusetts river has resulted in tragedy with a mom lifeless and her 6-year-old son lacking, authorities mentioned.
The household of six — a mom and father and their 4 kids — have been fishing from Deer Island within the Merrimack River when at about 7 p.m. Thursday, two of the youngsters entered the water, Newburyport fireplace and police officers mentioned in a statement.
The mom entered the water to get the youngsters, and with the assistance of a very good Samaritan boater, rescued a 7-year-old woman, authorities mentioned.
The mom was unable to hoist herself into the boat and went beneath the water. She was discovered by rescuers unresponsive and never respiration. After life-saving efforts have been carried out on the scene, she was taken to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, the place she was pronounced lifeless, authorities mentioned.
Native, state and federal companies searched by means of the evening, and about 10 divers with the Massachusetts State Police dive crew reentered the water Friday morning with specialised gear to proceed the seek for the boy. The Coast Guard suspended the search at 5 p.m. on Friday.