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Police Looking Into Alleged Suicide On John Henry’s Yacht

Red Sox Owner John Henry (Courtesy J. Meric/Getty Image)

Boston police were called to a yacht owned by Red Sox owner John Henry that was docked at Rowes Wharf early on Monday afternoon, according to the Boston Globe.

Boston Police responded to Red Sox owner’s yacht and found a 28-to-30-year-old male in cardiac arrest. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead.

Reports about the incident quickly began circulating on Twitter.

NewsBreaker @NewsBreaker: DEVELOPING: Boston Police & medics called to Red Sox Owner John Henry’s yacht; unclear if Henry is aboard -@cbsboston


The scene at the Iroquois on Monday. (Courtesy CBS Sports)

Boston police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca said firefighters and police found a 28-to-30-year-old male in cardiac arrest. Efforts were made to save the man’s life, but he was later pronounced dead.

Fiandaca said the man may have been working on the boat. This is not the first time that Henry’s yacht has been in the news. In 2011, Henry took a spill while he was on the vessel which Deadspin then reported on:

Henry also joked about his fall on his yacht last Friday, a short time before the Sox held press conferences after issuing statements that Francona’s two-year option would not be exercised.

“Thanks to all of the well-wishers. I’m fine. But it makes one appreciate health. Rushing downstairs is dangerous for an old guy.”

 Explaining the accident, he tweeted: “I just ended up in the hospital trying to get to a press conference. I’ve always preferred talking with fans.”

The Iroquois (Courtesy Matt Ruscher/

 POWER & MOTORYACHT had the Iroquois ranked 73rd in its yacht power rankings back in 2007 (Who knew?). Forbes reported that Henry listed the yacht for $28.75 million back in 2011. In the Forbes article, it says the Iroquois “has a great captain and a very professional and friendly crew of 10.”

The Boston Red Sox issued the following statement regarding a medical and police response in Boston:

Earlier today, a crew member on the vessel, M/Y Iroquois, apparently took his life aboard the vessel docked at 30 Rowes Wharf. Mr. Henry and the members of the Boston Red Sox are saddened by the news and send deepest condolences to his family.

Apparently only crew members were on board the vessel when the incident occurred.

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