A paraglider died Saturday a short time after he was pulled out of the frigid water off Plum Island.
A nurse from North Shore Medical Center in Salem, was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday.
Nancy O’Hara had just returned from Florida, tending to the affairs of her 97-year-old sister who’d recently passed away.
Homeowners on Plum Island are outraged and desperate. Their homes are either in danger or destroyed because of beach erosion.
Plum Island residents have had a tough winter with severe storms destroying a half-dozen homes, and threatening many others.
When the last storm which hit the coast hard rolled in earlier this month, homeowners were given the green light by state officials to do whatever they needed to in order to protect their homes during the local emergency.
The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island is one of the more visited wildlife refuges on the east coast.
The ocean claimed another home on Plum Island Tuesday.
Newbury’s building inspector says as many as 40 shoreline homes on Plum Island are in danger following a storm last week that knocked down two houses and has forced the bulldozing of a third.
Officials on Plum Island say another oceanfront home will be torn down Monday and several others could also come down in the coming days.