WAREHAM, Mass. - Five people were rescued from the water in Wareham after being ejected from their boat.
According to the Wareham Harbormaster, the 24-foot boat struck something in the water, subsequently ejecting the passengers, The boat had been running on its own power, so the kill switch was not activated.
A resident in the area made the 911 call after hearing people screaming for help.
#BREAKING: 5 rescued after their boat struck 'something', ejecting all overboard in the water between Onset & Wareham. I'm told a police officer put on a life jacket and rescued 2 of those individuals, the other 3 rescued by the harbormaster. #Boston25— Courtney Spinelli (@CourtSpinelliTV) October 9, 2018
A police officer jumped into the water with a life jacket on and rescued two people.
Three others who were found clinging to a buoy were rescued by the Harbormaster while Wareham firefighters got the boat under control, assisting the tow company in securing it and bringing it back to shore.
The boat was found running about a quarter of a mile to half a mile away from where the crash happened.
All 5 boaters were transported to Tobey Hospital by Wareham EMS with non-life threatening injuries.
When the Coast Guard was launched, the rescued had already been completed.
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