Good Samaritans rescue two after boat capsizes in Barnstable Harbor

BARNSTABLE – Just before 8 AM Sunday morning, Barnstable Police and Fire received reports of a capsized boat with 2 individuals in the water just outside of Barnstable Harbor. As the Barnstable Fire boat was responding to the area a passing boat picked up the 2 individuals and brought them to shore with the assistance of the Barnstable FD. The two men were transported to Cape Cod Hospital by Barnstable and West Barnstable ambulacnes to be evaluated for hypothermia. The overturned boat drifted away from the harbor towards Salten Point in Barnstable The Barnstable FD boat was attempting to retrieve personal items and a gas can from the boat. Members from the Barnstable marine and environment divisions were also on the scene.
Reporting and photos by John P. Carroll/CWN
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Hyannis, MA 02601
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