Yarmouth DNR stops ATV, assists two vessels taking on water

– From Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources: “On Sunday, July 1 Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources was notified of a vessel taking on water in Bass River. Yarmouth DNR patrol vessel J47 was dispatched and arrived on scene within minutes. A dewatering pump was transferred over to the vessel. Water levels inside the vessel were contained and the owner of the boat was escorted to a local ramp where they pulled the vessel for inspection.

Later that day a second call came in for a separate vessel taking on water in Lewis Bay. Yarmouth DNR Patrol Vessel J48 was dispatched and located the vessel. The operator of the vessel was able to adjust a plug in the bait well to stop the water from coming. The patrol vessel stayed on scene until it was deemed safe.

On Tuesday July 3, 2018 a Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officer encountered an ATV operating on a public way heading towards the officer as he made his way down the road.

The YDNR Officer conducted an ATV stop and encountered a lone operator. Upon further investigation, it was determined the atv was unregistered and uninsured. The operator was not wearing a helmet. Circumstances surrounding the possession of the atv are being investigated as well.

Due to the numerous violations and status of the atv, the atv was towed from the scene. YDNR continues to investigate this case and citations are pending.

Yarmouth Natural Resources reminds the public to make sure they are aware of motor vehicle laws in the commonwealth of massachusetts. Furthermore, individuals should be aware of the regulations surrounding off-road atv and dirtbike use.

Note: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”

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