From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources:
On Monday, April 8th at approximately 6am, Wareham Natural Resource Officers, Police and Fire Department were dispatched to Tempest Knob Boat Ramp located on Oak Street for a car submerged at the end of the boat ramp.
The car and surrounding waters were checked for possible victims by Wareham Fire and Natural Resource Officers without any finding and the owner of the vehicle was notified.
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The car was removed from the water and a small chemical release was present on the water surface. Due to the release of vehicle fluids the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and USCG were notified.
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has placed a temporary shellfish closure of the inner portion of Wareham River. If you are going shellfishing please check the maps before heading out.