Boater off Wellfleet Transported to Hospital

ER medical symbolWELLFLEET -A man was assisted by rescue squads in Wellfleet Harbor today after his prosthetic hip got dislocated while he was on his 48-foot catamaran, the “Sea Stalker,” off Great Island.

The boat was on Martens mooring in the harbor.

The Wellfleet Fire Department was notified at 5:49 a.m. with the report that the seagoer, John Martens, had dislocated his hip and needed to be transported to the hospital.

Because the tide was low, Martens waited until 9:30 a.m. when tide was high enough for him to motor his boat to the harbor. From there, rescue workers transported him to Cape Cod Hospital.

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Assistant Harbormaster Chris Parkington said the rescue was routine.

Martens said earlier reports that his boat ran aground were incorrect.