Coast Guard rescues two on Cape Cod Bay, one dies

Recreational boat sinks near Plymouth Harbor with two on board

   This video and photo was shot for CapeCodTODAY by David Curran.



A Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer carries what are believed to be articles of clothing retrieved from Plymouth Harbor near the scene of a fatal recreational boating accident Wednesday (05-12-10).

The Coast Guard rescue boats at dock after rescue.

Several Coast Guard rescue crews and the Plymouth Harbor Master responded to a Mayday call from a boat taking on water with two people on board about two miles east of Plymouth Harbor, Mass., at 11:22 p.m., Tuesday.

At 2 a.m., a 47-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton recovered Wayne Carlson, of Kingston, Mass., as he was clinging to buoy five, near Plymouth Harbor.

Accident takes one life

Around 2:30 a.m., a Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Cape Cod spotted Dave Hansen, also of Kingston, Mass.

Hansen was recovered, unconscious, by the Point Allerton crew. The boat crew commenced CPR and transferred Hansen to awaiting paramedics, but Hanson later died from the accident

Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers found what are believed to be articles of clothing retrieved from Plymouth Harbor near the scene of a fatal recreational boating accident on Wednesday morning.

Environmental Police spent several hours Wednesday morning in Plymouth Harbor investigating the accident. 

David Hanson, 19, of Kingston, died in the boating accident. 

Wayne Carlson, 20, also from Kingston, was treated and released from Jordan Hospital.

Both men were wearing life jackets. The 15-foot recreational boat sank.

On scene the temperature was 46F with water temperature of 57F and winds around five miles per hour.

Coast Guard crews from stations Cape Cod Canal, Provincetown, Point Allerton, and Air Station Cape Cod along with the Plymouth Harbormaster responded to the call for help. U.S. Coast Guard. Information supplied by USCG.

Photo and video by David G. Curran.

 

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