For the sixth time, divers are in Boston Harbor today searching for signs of Eugene Losik, a 25-year-old Lawrence man who went missing in downtown Boston on Feb. 20.
Losik was with his girlfriend at the Marriott Long Wharf when he decided to step outside about 1 a.m., according to Boston Police. His girlfriend, Caitlin McGovern, reported him missing later that day. Hotel security cameras show Losik leaving the hotel's exit near Christopher Columbus Park and heading into the park about 2:30 a.m.
Today, divers from the Boston police and fire departments, and divers from Quincy, Everett, and State Police are searching the waters off Columbus Park and along the wharf areas in the harbor, police said.
State Police are also flying low along the shoreline in hopes of locating Losik. Cadaver-sniffing dogs are also part of the search, police said.
Losik, an engineer at Raytheon, was in Boston to celebrate a friend's birthday. His family has offered a $10,000 reward. They have also created a website in hopes of gaining information that will lead to them being reunited with him.
Anyone with information is asked to call Boston police at 617-343-4240
In 2007, Dustin Willis, a 26-year-old Navy petty officer, drowned off Long Wharf a few steps away from the Marriott. His death was ruled accidental.
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