From the Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources...
On Wednesday at approximately 1900hrs Yarmouth Police were dispatched to the report of a possibly intoxicated male boarding a vessel at Wilbur Park in South Yarmouth.
A Yarmouth DNR Law Enforcement Officer had just signed on for shift and made contact with YPD dispatch personnel. After collecting more information, it was determined the individual in question had boarded a vessel with several young children and began operating that vessel south bound on Bass River. Yarmouth DNR patrol boat J47 was notified and advised to be on the lookout.
Shortly after a Yarmouth DNR Law Enforcement Officer boarded patrol boat J47 and headed to the last known area to investigate.
The YDNR Officer located the vessel and made contact with the operator in question. After a lengthy investigation it was determined that the individual was not under the influence of any substances. The vessel however, suffered an engine malfunction near the speed zone in Bass River and was subsequently towed from the area back to Bass River by a commercial tow service.
Yarmouth DNR takes all reports of possible boating under the influence (BUI) cases very seriously. Alcohol mixed with boating operation is a deadly combination.
Don't drink and boat.