Kathleen Cail of Peabody has been identified as the 67-year-old woman who died Wednesday after falling from a boat at Cape Ann's Marina & Resort into the Annisquam River.
Carrie Kimball, director of communications for the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, confirmed Thursday that there is no suspicion of foul play in the death of the woman, who had just returned from boating with a close friend shortly after 5 p.m.
Kimball reiterated Thursday that Cail's friend reported she had been lying down on the vessel, either on or below the deck, when he went to take a dog that had been on board for a walk on land.
When he returned, he found Cail lying face down in the water just off the dock, Gloucester police Chief Edward Conley said.
Kimball said Cail's friend pulled her from the river and, with the help of John Macnamara, a Wakefield resident who docks his boat at the marina and heard her friend's calls for help, tried to revive her. A crew from the Gloucester Fire Department's ambulance squad arrived and transported her to Addison Gilbert Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
"(The friend) said he was away for no more than 10 minutes," said Kimball, noting that the cause of death remains under investigation by the office of the state's medical examiner. "But when he came back she was face down."
Kimball said it's not clear whether alcohol or any other substances may have played a role in the incident. The medical examiner's office will make that determination and render a cause of death after reviewing toxicology reports, she said.
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