WAREHAM (CBS) – Five boaters were rescued from Buzzards Bay after their boat hit a buoy causing them to fall overboard.
It happened around 8 p.m. Monday. The Wareham Fire Department received a 911 call from someone who lives along the Cape Cod Canal who reported hearing a loud bang and screams for help.
“He heard the crash and a minute or two later he heard people yelling for help so they were fortunate for him,” said Wareham Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Haskell. “It was a very fortunate night for them, the canal has a really strong current and it’s night, it’s October the water is not warm you know it’s a tough area.”
A police officer was able to rescue two boaters. The Wareham Harbormaster picked up the remaining three people.
The 24-foot center console boat was running unmanned until firefighters were able to get control of it.
All five boaters were being treated at a hospital Monday night.