3 people pulled from water after boat capsizes in Wareham

May 20, 2018
Photo by: David Curran Four people were reportedly pulled from the water after a boat capsized in Buzzards Bay on Sunday.

Three people were pulled from Buzzards Bay unharmed after a boat capsized on May 20.

At approximately 3 p.m., Wareham Department of Natural Resources officers heard a distress call over the radio, originally reported as a mechanical problem. Officers and members of the United States Coast Guard responded and discovered an 18-20 foot boat capsized near Stony Point Dike.

All aboard the overturned boat were pulled out of the water onto a nearby private vessel. Those aboard both boats were fishing together. The three people who fell into the water were put aboard a Wareham Fire Department vessel and taken to the Tempest Knob Boat Ramp for evaluation by Wareham EMS.

The vessel was towed to the Tempest Knob Boat Ramp by TowBoatUS Cape Cod and Sea Tow Cape and Islands for the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Later in the evening, Wareham Department of Natural Resource officers responded to another call for a vessel in distress.

While the capsized vessel was being salvaged, another mayday call came in for a sailing vessel at approximately 5:30 p.m. SeaTow Cape and Islands secured the vessel and towed it to Kingman Marina. No one was injured in the second distress call. It was determined to be an engine issue.

Wareham Department of Natural Resource officers, the Coast Guard and the Wareham Fire Department responded to an overturned vessel on Sunday afternoon. (Courtesy of: Wareham Department of Natural Resources)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 21, 2018 10:31

Always upsetting to hear about boating accidents. Glad to hear that this one ended well for the people.  Thanks Coast Guard, Wareham DNR, Wareham Fire, TowBoat & SeaTow.  It makes me feel safe knowing that you guys are there for us!


Nowhere is a good place to capsize, however it's much better that this happened on the west side of the Dike.  That's the Great Neck Wareham side.  The east side is the more dangerous Cape Cod Canal side.  Accidents on that side have ended in tragedy.  Remember the little boy in the overloaded boat a year ago?  I still think about that every time we pass that spot!

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