Woman struck by boat while swimming

Aug 19, 2019

A woman swimming in Bourne Cove on Sunday morning was struck by a boat and received extensive injuries from the propeller.

A Department of Natural Resources officer arrived to find the victim on the shore and began first aid to control the bleeding. Wareham EMS and Fire arrived and stabilized the victim before transporting her to Tobey Hospital.

The operator of the boat stayed on the scene and tended to the victim’s injuries until first responders arrived.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, foul play is not suspected and the incident is being investigated by the Massachusetts Environmental Police.