Coast Guard rescues two fishermen after their boat sinks in Nantucket Sound
CAPE COD - At 7:14 a.m., the Coast Guard received a distress call from the captain of the fishing vessel Scratcher who reported that his boat was taking on water. The 35-foot boat had struck an object in the vicinity of Horseshoe Shoal and immediately began taking on water.
Shortly thereafter, the two-man crew sent out a distress call via their marine radio. The distress call from the Scratcher was received by the Coast Guard command center at Sector Southeastern New England where resources were dispatched immediately. A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod was diverted to the scene, as well as small boats from Station Chatham and Station Woods Hole. The fishermen fought the flooding, but were forced to abandon ship as the water rose uncontrollably. Shortly after the vessel sank, the Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the two fishermen from the water and returned them safely to land. Posted on 7/25 at 5:30 PM.
Two arrested in domestic incidents
TRURO - Two people were arrested after two potentially deadly cases of domestic violence on the Cape. Early Saturday morning a woman reported to police her boyfriend had put a gun to her head at an apartment on Shore Road in Truro. Police were able to convince the suspect to surrender without incident. 47-year Raymond Hernandez was arraigned Monday in Orleans District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of a class D substance (marijuana). A .32 caliber revolver was recovered from the scene. Meanwhile late Sunday night in Sandwich a man was arrested after allegedly threatening his girlfriend with shards of glass after he reportedly smashed out a window while trying to break into her home. 36-year old Robert Osprey was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, malicious destruction of property over $250, and malicious destruction of property under $250. The victim suffered cuts but is expected to be okay. Evans was due to be arraigned in court Monday. Posted on 7/25 at 6:30 AM.
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