Boating Accident Victim Identified
October 15, 2010
Law enforcement officials have identified the victim of last week’s boating accident near Race Point Light in Provincetown, Massachusetts, as John Pina Jr., 64, of Brockton.
According to the Brockton Enterprise, Pina was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Debra Pina, eight children, 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Last Friday, the Coast Guard station in Provincetown received a distress call from one of three men on the boat at approximately 9:10 a.m., reporting the vessel was taking on water. The Coast Guard lost communication with the vessel but was able to pinpoint the location of the last radio call. A 47-foot Coast Guard motor lifeboat was dispatched approximately one mile off Race Point where crewmen found the capsized boat and three men floating in the water, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Jason Natti. Pina was not wearing a lifejacket. The two other men in the water, who suffered from hypothermia, were wearing lifejackets and holding Pina, who was unconscious. All three men were transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where Pina was pronounced dead.