Updated: Water rescue at West End Breakwater in Provincetown

Provincetown Police photo

These two photos by TowBoatUS Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN – The astronomically high tides nearly turned tragic in Provincetown Sunday afternoon. Around 1:50 PM several people became stranded by the high tide after it washed over parts of the West End Breakwater, a popular walking route to Long Point.
According to reports two people wound up in the chilly waters and got caught in the current. Four other civilians jumped in and were able to assist the people back to the rocks.

The Provincetown Harbormaster and boats from TowBoatUS Ptown and Flyer’s Marina responded to ferry 42 people who became trapped between two low spots on the breakwater back to shore. Paramedics were on scene and at least 5 people were evaluated for possible hypothermia. The U.S. Coast Guard also responded and assisted.

42 people became stranded when the abnormally high tide inundated parts of the West End Breakwater in Provincetown. Google Street View photo.


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