Boy Rescued from Cape Cod Pond
May 31, 2011
CapeCodOnline: Firefighters were able to coax a scared 9-year-old boy from the chilly, deep waters of Hathaway’s Pond on Saturday night by offering to let him pilot the rescue boat.
Barnstable fire Lt. Ed Guilford said the boy, whom he believes is autistic, “needed a little bit of convincing.”
At about 7:00 p.m., the child’s parents called for help after the boy went deeper and deeper into the pond and wouldn’t come out, Guilford said. The boy’s mother said he had just started swimming lessons and did not yet have good aquatic skills.
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