Jumped off Harvard Bridge, no body found
The search for the body of Joe Gage, who jumped off the Harvard Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday, January 1, has been suspended due to weather conditions. Family and friends held a memorial for the Boston resident on last Sunday, January 6.
According to the Boston Fire Department, two men were crossing the bridge around 3 a.m. on January 1. At about the halfway point one man hailed a cab and walked toward the vehicle. Gage jumped over the railing and into the Charles River. Witnesses report he jumped intentionally, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The river was searched for by divers from the Boston and Cambridge Fire Departments and the State Police in hopes of finding Gage alive. The effort continued as recovery effort through January 2. Officials continue to investigate.
Gage was an active Cambridge Boston Volleyball Association (CBVA) member for many years, having served as the Treasurer on the executive board. According to their website “He was a great player, always bringing vitality, warmth, and dedication onto the court. It was always a pleasure being on his team.”
In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: hope.crossfit.com or CBVA, Inc P.O. Box 425734 Cambridge, MA 02142.
Joe is survived by his parents, Gregory and Jane Boulanger of Newton, NH, Steven and Maura Gage of Barrington, NH, his three brothers, Daniel and James Gage of Lewiston, ME and Ronald Boulanger of Newton, NH, and by his maternal grandparents Howard and Lorraine Hughes of Berwick, ME and Carol Krylow of Pensacola, FL. Joe is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.