Capsized Sailboat Prompts Search in Nantucket Sound

Chatham and Harwich first responders and the Coast Guard launched a nearly 3-hour search for a missing sailor on Nantucket Sound last Saturday night (May 4).

According to the Cape Cod Times, a 25-year-old man launched a small Sunfish sailboat on Saturday afternoon from Bank Street Beach. The boat capsized, and the man, who was wearing a PFD over his winter coat, swam a half-mile to shore. However, he failed to report the incident for several hours. Within that time, a woman notified Chatham police about the unoccupied sailboat, which prompted the search.

The missing sailor eventually informed Chatham police of the incident at around 8:30 p.m.