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 boat was damaged after a crash in Buzzards Bay (WBZ-TV)

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.


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