Iroquois, John Henry Yacht, Is Scene of Crew Member's Suicide

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Tuesday, 04 Jun 2013 10:40 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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A crew member aboard the Iroquois, the lavish private yacht that belongs to billionaire Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, apparently committed suicide on Monday, officials said.

Only fellow crew members were onboard Monday when the body of a man between 28 and 30 years old was found on the yacht, which was docked at Rowes Wharf near Boston's financial district. Police and firefighters responded to the scene and found the victim in cardiac arrest. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, Boston police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca told reporters.

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It's not clear who found the body or called the police, and authorities declined to comment on the case. The cause of death was also not released.

The Boston Red Sox released a statement regarding the death on Monday.

"Mr. Henry and the members of the Boston Red Sox are saddened by the news and send deepest condolences to his family," the statement said.

Henry, 63, who has owned the Red Sox along with two other partners since 2002, reportedly put the 164-foot Iroquois up for sale in 2011 for $28 million, according to Forbes.

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According to the 2011 listing, the yacht, built by Dutch builder Feadship in 1998, is powered by Twin Caterpillar Diesel engines, has five cabins and accommodations for up to 10 guests, a spectacular interior plus a sun deck and Jacuzzi.

Henry is also the principal owner of the English soccer team Liverpool FC.

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