Yarmouth DNR - Near Drowning in Lewis Bay

An alert Good Samaritan made all the difference...

From the Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources:

On Friday August 10, 2018 a Yarmouth DNR patrol boat on duty in Lewis Bay heard a call for a potential drowning victim. The initial 911 call stated the victim was off of a beach on Great Island. The patrol boat operator saw the victim and a Good Samaritan on a jetty and sped to their aid. He was then able to relay vital information about their actual location to Yarmouth Fire. Once the assistant harbormaster was on scene he took the boy on board the patrol boat and brought him to a nearby dock where Yarmouth Fire was waiting.

We can not stress enough how vital it was that this Good Samaritan saw this young boy in distress, alerted first responders, and ultimately pulled this boy from the water. In addition, the Yarmouth DNR assistant harbormaster who happened to be close by expertly aided responding EMS units to the actual incident location. Each played vital roles in the rescue of this young boy.

Yarmouth DNR extends its heartfelt prayers and good wishes to this family and young boy as he recovers in a Boston area hospital.


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