Updated: Tech rescue team locates teen kayaker missing for several hours at Nickerson State Park in Brewster

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BREWSTER – The Barnstable County Tech Rescue Team (BCTRT) was activated sometime after 10 PM Tuesday. An 18-year-old male was reported missing while kayaking on Cliff Pond at Nickerson State Park in Brewster. The subject had reportedly not been seen for several hours. About 11 PM, rescuers heard calls for help from the water and quickly located the teen. He was evaluated by EMTs and transported to Cape Cod Hospital as a precaution.

From Brewster Fire: At 9:59 PM, on Tuesday August 8th, Brewster Fire was dispatched to Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park for a reported missing kayaker. Last contact with the 18-year-old male had been via cell phone at approximately 6:00 PM, Car 231 and Car 232 along with members of Group 1 responded to Fisherman’s Landing on Cliff Pond with an ambulance and the departments boat to conduct a water and ground search of the area. To assist in the search command requested additional water and land based resources from the Barnstable County Technical Rescue Team, Regional Police Large Area Search Team, State Police Air Wing, State Environmental Police, and the District Fire Warden.

During the initial water search of the pond Brewster firefighters located the kayak on shore and shortly after located the missing teen in the water. Group 1 members successfully assisted the individual to shore where he was evaluated for injuries. Due to being in the water for several hours he was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for further assessment.

Brewster Fire would like to thank all of the agencies who responded to the incident and the on-scene assistance provided by Brewster Police during this successful rescue by our professional staff of outstanding firefighters.
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