Car Goes Off Boat Ramp at Tempest Knob in Wareham

No injuries. Temporary shellfish closure due to chemical release...
Salvage workers haul a car out of the water Monday morning in Wareham. (WDNR photo)

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. 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