NANTUCKET SOUND MIRACLE: Man found clinging to overturned boat in dark frigid waters after girlfriend became worried… [Coast Guard Video]
The following is the actual YPD press statement:
Man Found Alive Adrift on his Overturned Boat
On [Monday, February 21, 2017 at approximately 10:00PM] a woman from off-Cape called the Yarmouth Police Department asking to check Wilbur Park on Bass River for a vehicle with boat trailer belonging to her boyfriend who had launched his new boat, a 10′ aluminum boat with a single outboard engine, out of Wilbur Park earlier in the day around 11:00AM. Her boyfriend had not contacted her since then and she was concerned.
Members of the Yarmouth Police Department immediately checked the area but did not locate his vehicle. Patrol officers also checked the man’s local residence in South Yarmouth where he stores his boat but no one was home at the residence and the boat was not in the driveway.
Several attempts were made to contact the man via cell phone but it went straight to voicemail.
The woman was advised of the information and she stated she would give him more time to return home and said she would call back if needed.
At approximately 12:30AM this morning, the woman called back to request officers check a different location located at Bass River Beach as she believed he may have launched his boat out of there instead of Wilbur Park.
Members of the Patrol Force immediately responded to the boat launch area at Bass River Beach and located the pickup truck along with an empty trailer in the parking lot.
Patrol officers began checking every inlet, beach, and water access point along Bass River and the surrounding area yet where unable to locate any sign the man or his boat. The Yarmouth Police department notified numerus agencies including the United States Coast Guard, Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources, Yarmouth Fire Department, Dennis Police Department, Dennis Fire Department, Harwich Fire Department, and the Hyannis Fire Department.
Several boats from the various agencies were launched along with a United State Coast Guard helicopter.
At approximately 4:20AM, the USCG helicopter located the man adrift on his overturned boat outside the mouth of the Bass River. The Coast Guard transported him safely back to shore where he was subsequently transported by Yarmouth Fire Department ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital for examination and further treatment and is expected to fully recover.
The Yarmouth Police Department commends all agencies involved and is very thankful the man was found alive.
[The above release was prepared and distributed by the Command Staff of the Yarmouth Police Department.]
VIDEO: The following shows a 42-foot Coast Guard rescue boat crew from Station Chatham rescuing the man after his boat capsized in Nantucket Sound, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The video was shot from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew that located the man Tuesday morning. (U.S Coast Guard video by Air Station Cape Cod)
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