Air Station Cape Cod Assists in Rescue

coast guard helicopterBOURNE –  A Jayhawk Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod assisted in the rescue of a fishing vessel in distress 95 miles east of Chatham yesterday.

The helicopter dropped pumps to the 53 foot Canadian Flagged Island Cruiser after the vessel collided with another boat and began taking on water.

The Island Cruiser was subsequently towed to Nantucket by the Cutter Hammerhead, reaching the island about three this morning.