New details: Firefighters free man pinned by boat in Marstons Mills

David Curran/Satellite News Service/CWN

MARSTONS MILLS – Firefighters were able to free a man who reportedly became pinned under a boat. The incident happened shortly after 3 PM Friday in an area off Osterville/West Barnstable Road near Moniz Circle. Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (C-O-MM) firefighters reportedly used air bags to lift the boat and free the victim who miraculously was reportedly conscious and alert. Once freed, the victim was transported to the Cape Cod Airfield to meet a MedFlight helicopter for transport to an off-Cape trauma center.

From C-O-MM fire: Friday at approximately 3:13 PM, a 911 call was jointly received by the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department (C-O-MM) and Barnstable Police Department Dispatchers. The frantic 9-1-1 caller reported a boat had fallen on top of a male patient in the area of Moniz Circle. At the time of the call, it was unknown if the patient was breathing or conscious. C-O-MM Fire Department crews along with police were immediately dispatched and the first arriving unit encountered a 34′ boat that had shifted off-center from the trailer with a conscious male trapped and pinned between boat and trailer. The boat was immediately stabilized with wood cribbing by the first arriving engine company. EMS crews evaluated the trapped patient and performed medical treatment while rescue efforts were underway to lift boat with pneumatic air bags. The patient was extricated in approximately 30 minutes from time of the original call. Boston Medflight was requested and the male patient was flown to Rhode Island Hospital for traumatic crush injuries. Crews performed admirably under unique circumstances and worked in a cohesive manner along with Barnstable Police Officers to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. No injuries were sustained by anyone else on scene or any first responders. The patient’s condition is unknown at this time.
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