Teens rescued after being blown out to sea

On surf kayaks when heavy wind pushed them offshore

SANDWICH - A 16-year-old female and 16-year-old male teen, above, were swept out to sea and later rescued off of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Saturday afternoon, September 4, 2010 around 12 p.m. according to a Sandwich Fire official at the scene and the mother of the 16-year-old female.

According to Sarah Potash (the mother of the 16-year-old girl rescued) of Dedham, Massachusetts, her daughter and a 16-year-old male friend were out in surf kayaks, also known as "yak boards", off of Town Neck Beach when winds pushed them out to sea. A Coast Guard inflatable boat responded to the scene and rescued the teens.

The teens and one of their fathers (who attempted to rescue them in another kayak) were brought to shore and examined and released by EMTs. A Sandwich fire official at the scene estimated that winds were blowing at 20 to 25 miles per hour at the time of the water rescue.

Photos and video by David G. Curran.

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.