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.

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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.