“On Sunday, April 9, 2023, New Bedford Police and EMS responded to the access road for the Hurricane Barrier in New Bedford at 177 Gifford Street just after 7:11 am.
Upon arrival police located two males lying on the ground within approximately 20 feet of one another. Also within proximity of the two males was a shopping cart full of bags and clothes along with a tote containing miscellaneous items and a fishing pole.
The first male was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS. Notification efforts for next of kin are ongoing at this time.
The second male, identified as 39-year-old Jose Arroyo of New Bedford, was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.
This matter remains under investigation. No foul play is suspected.”-District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s Office.