Coast Guard Makes 3 Rescues in 1 Hour off Massachusetts


Coast Guard crews responded to 3 person-in-the-water cases within approximately 1 hour in Massachusetts on Friday evening, August 2.

At 5:32 p.m. crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Tybee witnessed a woman overturn her 10’ sailboat in Little Harbor in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. A Coast Guard Station Woods Hole 45’ Response Boat-Medium crew launched and safely rescued the woman. She suffered no injuries.

At 6:20 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report via VHF channel 16 from the 45’ fishing vessel Lorio of a 36-year-old male crewmember that fell overboard approximately 2 miles southeast of Wood End near Provincetown, Massachusetts. A Coast Guard Station Provincetown 29’ Response Boat-Small crew launched, safely rescued the crewman and transferred him back to the Lorio. He had no medical concerns.

At approximately 6:45 p.m. watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received notification from 911 dispatch of a possible person in the water near Chilmark, Massachusetts. A Coast Guard Station Menemsha 47’ Motor Life Boat crew launched along with a Massachusetts Environmental Police crew and a local police marine unit. The Massachusetts Environmental Police arrived on scene, located and rescued 2 distressed snorkelers and transferred them to awaiting EMS in Menemsha Harbor.