• Body of elderly man found tied to boat near Yarmouth beach

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    YARMOUTH, Mass. - Police in Yarmouth are investigating after an elderly man was found dead while tethered to a boat along the shoreline in the town. Officials were called to the beach at South Shore Drive in the town around 1:09 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. 

    The victim was found tethered to the vessel while wearing a lifejacket. Police believe the death may have occurred due to a medical or accidental incident, per preliminary investigation. 

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    Police will first notify the victim's family before making his name public. The Massachusetts State Police and the Environmental Police are investigating. 

    This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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