3 people pulled from water after boat capsizes in Wareham

May 20, 2018

Three people were pulled from Buzzards Bay unharmed after a boat capsized on May 20.

At approximately 3 p.m., Wareham Department of Natural Resources officers heard a distress call over the radio, originally reported as a mechanical problem. Officers and members of the United States Coast Guard responded and discovered an 18-20 foot boat capsized near Stony Point Dike.

All aboard the overturned boat were pulled out of the water onto a nearby private vessel. Those aboard both boats were fishing together. The three people who fell into the water were put aboard a Wareham Fire Department vessel and taken to the Tempest Knob Boat Ramp for evaluation by Wareham EMS.

The vessel was towed to the Tempest Knob Boat Ramp by TowBoatUS Cape Cod and Sea Tow Cape and Islands for the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Later in the evening, Wareham Department of Natural Resource officers responded to another call for a vessel in distress.

While the capsized vessel was being salvaged, another mayday call came in for a sailing vessel at approximately 5:30 p.m. SeaTow Cape and Islands secured the vessel and towed it to Kingman Marina. No one was injured in the second distress call. It was determined to be an engine issue.