5 people rescued from water in Wareham after being ejected from boat

Veteran officer recounts rescuing 2 from water in Wareham

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.

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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.%

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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.