Sad update: Woman dies after car reportedly ends up in water at Yarmouth beach

Cape Cod Incidents/CWN

YARMOUTHFrom Yarmouth Fire: On Monday September 25th at 11:37 PM, the Yarmouth Fire Department was notified of a vehicle that had driven into the water at the end of Bayview Street in West Yarmouth. While enroute to the scene, responding companies were notified of a possible victim still inside the vehicle. The Barnstable County Dive Team was activated as well as the Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources. Despite heroic efforts by Yarmouth Police who were first on scene, the vehicle had gone too far and too deep to be reached by surface rescuers.

First arriving crews were able to quickly locate the vehicle and confirm a person was inside. Divers were deployed from shore, located the vehicle, and were able to extricate the victim to an awaiting ambulance. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. No further patient information is available.

Fast moving currents and zero visibility made the rescue and vehicle recovery challenging and time-consuming. Fortunately, no emergency personnel were injured in the rescue or recovery efforts.

Yarmouth Fire, Police, and Department of Natural Resources were assisted on scene by members of the Barnstable County Dive Team. Members were on scene from Barnstable, Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Harwich, Hyannis and Joint Base Cape
Cod. Mutual aid companies covered Yarmouth Fire Stations and responded to subsequent calls for service.

From Yarmouth Police: A driver was pulled from the water late Monday night as the vehicle she was driving plunged into the ocean at Bayview Street Beach. Just after 10:30 p.m., Yarmouth Police and Fire officials responded to the beach located at a dead-end road after reports of a vehicle crashing and ending up about 100 feet out into the water.

When officers arrived, they discovered a car floating in the channel. A short time later, the car submerged and was eventually located in approximately 15 feet of water. Witnesses reported at least one person in the car.

Combined efforts between the Yarmouth Police Department, Yarmouth Fire Department and the Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources lead to successfully extricating the victim from the car.

The victim was transported to a local hospital. Foul play is not suspected.

Yarmouth Police commends the actions of the officers who bravely, without hesitation, entered the dark waters to attempt life-saving measures as well as the Fire/Rescue officials and Dive-Team members that worked diligently to rescue the victim.

Update from Yarmouth Police September 28th: YPD reports that although life saving measures were taken and the woman was transported to Cape Cod Hospital, she has passed away from her injuries.

The investigation is ongoing by the Massachusetts State Police and Yarmouth Police. No foul play is suspected.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends during this difficult time.
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