Hull: Man dies in apparent accident on Peddocks Island

An autopsy is pending, but authorities say the death of a man on a Boston Harbor Island appears to be accidental.

The Plymouth D.A.’s office told WATD that William E. Bryan III of Whitman, who had been drinking with a group of people, fell down the elevator shaft of the quartermaster’s building on Peddocks Island, off the coast of Hull, Friday night.

The 35-year-old had been given a tour of the island by an unidentified D.C.R. employee who is its caretaker, and is now reportedly on unpaid leave.

The island is closed to the public during the winter.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.