Drowning; mystery illness; BB shooting; Arrest in hit & run; Hyannis fire

Drowning in Brewster pond
- Officials in Brewster are investigating an apparent drowning late Tuesday evening. Rescuers rushed to the north side of Sheep Pond off Tupelo Drive just after 10 PM and pulled the victim out of the water.
CPR was performed on the victim identifield by Brrewster officials as 18-year old Jean  Charles of Dennis at the scene and in the ambulance as he was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital but he was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. Posted on 8/09 at 12:00 AM; updated on 8/09 at 3:00 PM; image courtesy of Google Earth.

Ten tourists treated for food poisoning symptoms
BARNSTABLE - Officials are trying to determine what caused several guests at the Comfort Inn (on right) on Route 132 in Hyannis to become ill Tuesday evening. A mass causality incident was declared to bring in additional ambulances to the scene. As many as 15 people were reportedly affected. It's not clear what caused the illness but food poisoning was being looked at as one possibility.

The Boston Globe this morning reported that the ten people visiting Cape Cod were from Michigan and were treated for symptoms of food poisoning on Tuesday night at CC Hospital, according to Barnstable fire officials.  They are part of a group of tourists from Trenton, MI, and are all adults, said Firefighter Stephen Iacovelli.  Three were brought to the hospital by ambulance; seven were transported by the charter bus that brought them to the Cape, Iacovelli said. The group has been in the area for several days, he said.
Hospital spokesman David Reilly said all were stable late Tuesday night. Posted on 8/08 at 10:00 PM. 

One treated after BB shooting in Dennis
dennisbbDENNIS - One person was evaluated for a reported leg injury after being shot by a BB gun. Dennis Police were called to the Lamplighter Motor Lodge on Route 28 in Dennisport Tuesday afternoon. The Times reports 22-year old Vladislav Mihaylou was hit by the BBs fired by co-worker Kenneth Smith, 35 of Hyannis, who reportedly did not know the gun was loaded. Further details were not immediately available.

Posted on 8/08 at 6:00 PM; photo courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan.

Arrest in hit & run crash
BARNSTABLE - Barnstable Police say they have the woman who struck a Nepalese seasonal worker in Barnstable last Thursday night (see related story August 5th). Police accuse Donna Meek of West Yarmouth of being the one behind the wheel of the car that struck Chhodha Lama as he was biking home after work causing serious leg injuries that sent Lama to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. She was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and operating to endanger. Meanwhile a fund has been set up to help with Lama's medical expenses. Donations can be sent to  the Cape Cod Cooperative Bank 695 Attucks Lane Hyannis, MA 02601. Posted on 8/08 at 6:00 PM.

Fire damages vacant Hyannis building
HYANNIS - A small fire damaged a building set to be demolished in Hyannis Tuesday morning. Investigators believe careless disposal of smoking materials caused the blaze at 101 Oak Neck Road that burned a mattress and wall before being knocked down. Posted on 8/08 at 6:00 PM.

An independent news service covering the Cape & Islands.
No part of this blog may be reproduced in any form without the express consent of the editor.

CapeCodFD             Cape Cod FD's Live Scanner               Cape Cod Live WEBCAMS
Looking for an old story? Use our archive service     Cape court reports (CCT)
Ptown fireworks forum       
Cape Cod Today forecast       Tide Info       Live radar

CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.