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Man drowns after jumping off Edward Foster Bridge in Scituate

The victim's identity has not been shared, and an investigation is ongoing.

A drowning victim was found by the Edward Foster Bridge in Scituate. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff )

After an hour-long search for a missing swimmer, a dead man was pulled from the water near the Edward Foster Bridge in Scituate, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m., Scituate Police responded to multiple 911 calls of a man jumping off the bridge and not resurfacing. They began searching the waters, along with the Coast Guard and fire personnel. A man was pulled from the water around 3:45 p.m. and transported to South Shore Hospital.

According to The Boston Globe, the Plymouth County dive team was on scene, and the Coast Guard dispatched search crews and a helicopter.

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NBC10 Boston reporter Kathryn Sotnik tweeted eyewitnesses said the adult male who had been pulled from the water was part of a landscape crew trying to cool off. Temperatures reached 97 degrees on Tuesday.

This incident is the latest in a slew of recent drownings in Massachusetts and the region. Over two dozen people have drowned since the beginning of May.

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