Man Rescued After Capsize in Nantucket Sound

A 74-year-old man survived in chilly water for three hours after his small boat capsized off Centerville, MA, on the morning of May 26.

The unidentified man, who was alone and not wearing a lifejacket, was found by local fish-trap fishermen off Collier Ledge and later taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis for evaluation. The cause of the capsize is unknown.

Collier Ledge features shallow rocks that many boats have struck over the years, although it’s not known if grounding caused the capsize.