Girl rescued after falling off sunfish
HARWICH - Harwich rescuers were called into action after a young girl apparently fell off a small sunfish sailboat about 10 AM.
She was being carried by the current out into Nantucket Sound.
Rescuers in a fire boat reached her and were able to quickly reunite her with her parents.
Posted on 8/31 at 8:30 PM. Photos courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan.
Two arrested for boat B&Es
FALMOUTH - Two men were arrested by Falmouth Police early this morning charged with allegedly breaking into several boats in the Great Bay area. According to a press release from Falmouth Police officers responding to a citizen report spotted the two suspects in a 13 foot Boston Whaler with no lights on and tracked them using night vision goggles. With the assistance of a Falmouth Fire Department rescue boat police were able to intercept the boat as it entered Green Pond. A search of the vessel revealed several violations of boat laws also. Arrested were 23-year old John Murray of East Falmouth who was charged with negligent operation of a boat, disorderly conduct, boat equipment violation, boat life saving device violation, possession of burglarious tools, receiving stolen property less than $250, larceny under $250, carrying a dangerous weapon, and illegal removal of boat manufacturing ID and engine ID numbers. 37-year old (David Coates (no address given) was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of burglarious tools, receiving stolen property under $250 and larceny under $250. The two were due to be arraigned Thursday morning in Falmouth District Court. Police did not say if the pair are suspected in a series of boat larcenies and larcenies from boats in the Bourne area. Posted on 8/31 at 4:30 PM.
Three treated for Carbon Monoxide exposure
FALMOUTH - Three people are in stable condition at Falmouth Hospital after a carbon monoxide incident in Falmouth Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to a home on Milton Road about 8 AM where the elderly woman had apparently left her car running. Despite the fact the car had stalled potentially deadly levels of the gas were detected in the house even after firefighters ventilated the building. The home reportedly did have a CO detector but one of her guests apparently unplugged it when it started beeping thinking it was defective. Posted on 8/31 at 3:00 PM.
Crash snarls Route 28 traffic
CENTERVILLE - A troublesome intersection is the scene of yet another crash about 7:30 AM Thursday. A car and a SUV collided on Route 28 by the Centerville Plaza. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to pop one of the doors open but fortunately no one was seriously injured. Barnstable Police are investigating. Since that section of Route 28 was widened to two lanes each direction there have been countless crashes in front of the plaza some resulting in serious injuries. Posted on 8/31 at 3:00 PM; photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.
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