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Person recovered from Charles River near BU Bridge

BU Bridge

Firefighters, police and EMTs rushed to bridge. Photo by Rodney French.

Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.

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We usually speak of bodies being recovered, but living people being rescued. I'm glad the story has a happy ending, but the headline doesn't sound like it fits.

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Technically, a body was recovered.

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"rescue" - living person
"recovery" - dead person's remains

Those are the terms used in search and rescue.

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I didn't say it was a dead body. Living people have bodies too, bub.

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I'm just explaining the terminology that's used by the people who do search and rescue. Bub.

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"Live Body Recovered"?

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Would love to hear the story of how they got into the water.

Glad they were rescued. It was really cold out there today.

Addendum:

Agree, correct terminology in this case is, "Person rescued". (Or "girl", "boy, "man", "woman", "child", "yoot", etc).

In this situation the words "body", and "recovered" aren't quite right.

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