Mashpee water incident, Hotel evacuated, Another drowning, more

Rescuers search for possible man in water
Man found in Falmouth Friday

Mashpee mapMASHPEE
- Mashpee rescuers searched the waters of Great River off South Cape Beach for a possible man in the water. Details are sketchy but police were apparently trying to stop a vehicle on Pontiac Road sometime after 1 AM when the operator reportedly bailed from the vehicle and ran into the water. Police then lost sight of the suspect, 38-year old Edward Boehner of Mashpee. Firefighters along with the Falmouth Fire Department dive team and Coast Guard boats were all called to search the area. The fire department scaled back operations around 4 AM. They returned after sunup with a state police helicopter to search the area again but still found nothing. A passenger in Boehner's car 29-year old Marcy Hendricks of Mashpee, was arrested for disorderly conduct, possessing a hypodermic needle, possession of Class B (ecstasy), possession of Class C (clonazepam), and conspiracy to violate drug laws. On Friday police acting on information staked out a house on Old Main Street in Falmouth. Boehner was spotted leaving with a woman. Police stopped the vehicle at Route 28A and Route 151 where he again started to flee. A police dog was sent after him which bit his forearm and brought him down. The Times reports police found items from two convenience store robberies in Falmouth but it was unconfirmed if Boehner will be charged. Posted on 8/10 at 2:00 AM; updated on 8/12 at 6:30 AM. Image courtesy of Mapquest.

Smoke forces evacuation of Yarmouth Hotel
YARMOUTH - Guests at the Cove Resort on Route 28 in Yarmouth were forced out into the street after smoke began filling the building shortly before midnight. Firefighters determined mulch had caught fire and extended to an outside wall of the building. The smoke got sucked into an air intake and was spread by the air conditioning system. The fire was quickly put out and the smoke ventilated. No one was injured. Posted on 8/10 at 1:00 AM.

Drowning victim pulled from Yarmouth pond
Lyman Lane BeachYARMOUTH
- For the second evening in a row there's been a fatal drowning incident at a Cape Cod pond.

Shortly before 7 PM rescuers rushed here to Long Pond in Yarmouth off Lyman Lane for a report of a person who had gone under.

The rescuers quickly located the victim identified as 52-year old Douglas Bird of South Yarmouth and brought him to shore where an ambulance rushed him to Cape Cod Hospital where he later died.

GLoria GavrisOur crew on the scene says this woman Gloria Gavris of Newton tried to save the victim before rescuers arrived.

Yarmouth Police and Fire along with the Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources are investigating circumstances that led to the incident.

Rescued womanBird apparently saw this unidentified female friend of his start to struggle in the water and went to her aid. The Times reports neighbors who heard the commotion rescued the woman with a kayak but then noticed Bird had gone under.

Paremedic-diver Robert Reardon dove in without gear and located Bird on his second dive.  Posted on 8/09 at 8:00 PM; updated on 8/10 at 6:30 AM; photos courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan

One seriously injured in Centerville crash
CENTERVILLE - One man was Medflighted to Mass General Hospital in Boston after a two car crash on Route 28 near Old Stage Road about 5:30 PM.

Rescuers had to extricate the driver of one of the vehicles which also struck a utility pole who was then taken to the Centerville Fire Station to meet the helicopter.

A second victim was treated and released at the scene. Afternoon rush hour traffic was heavily COMM Medflightbacked up in the area.

Barnstable Police are investigating the crash.

Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 8/09 at 6:00 PM; updated on 8/09 at 8:00 PM; photos courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

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