Cape Cod Canoeists Rescued from Pond

The Dennis Fire Department responded with its rescue boat and plucked two adult women and two children from the waters of Swan Pond as night fell. They were brought to shore at a landing off of Stafford Circle in Dennisport. Photo courtesy ## ## Cape Wide News/Kevin Morley ##

August 25, 2010: The Cape Cod Times reported that two mothers from New York and their young sons were rescued from Swan Pond in Dennis on August 25 after their canoe capsized.

Sat map of Swan Pond.

The family clung to the sides of the canoe for roughly 80 minutes before Dennis Fire Dept. personnel could reach them, according to a fire department official. A woman walking along Depot Road heard screams for help from the pond and called 911 shortly after 7:15 p.m.

The DFD launched its rescue boat and found 4 people in the water about a -mile from shore. The 2 women and their 12-year-old and 5-year-old boys were pulled from the water and treated for hypothermia, but declined to be taken to Cape Cod Hospital. All 4 were wearing lifejackets.

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