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The identities of the man and woman whose bodies were found in a river in Colrain Saturday morning have been released by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

Northwestern DA’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey identified the victims as 36-year-old Joshua Eastman and 39-year-old Laura Wood, Eastman lived in Colrain and Wood lived in Charlemont, authorities said.

Their bodies were located near a Jeep that had entered the river by the convergence of the east branch of the North River and Foundry Village Brook,


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According to the DA’s office. No foul play is suspected at this time.

The Colrain Police Department, along with Massachusetts State Police and State Police assigned to the DA’s office are investigating the deaths. No foul play is suspected in the deaths. The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting autopsies to determine how the two people died, said Mary Carey, spokeswoman for Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan.

It was reported on Monday by the  to Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey, a Franklin County man and woman in their 30’s were discovered by police dead in the water near the convergence of the east branch of the North River and Foundry Village Brook in Colrain.

What should you do if you accidentally get into a situation where your vehicle ends up in the water? Open the window as fast as possible, before you hit the water if you can, or immediately afterward. Stay still, with your seat belt on, until the water in the car goes up to your chin. Then take several slow, deep breaths and hold one. Do not try to open the door until the water has stopped flooding into the car.

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