From the Yarmouth Police Department:
POLICE INVESTIGATE UNTIMELY DEATH
On Wednesday, June 12, at 1:09PM, the Yarmouth Police Department Emergency 911 Dispatch Center received a call from a concerned citizen at a beach on South Shore Drive that had witnessed a large sailboat come ashore with the apparent body of a man attached to it by a rope.
Yarmouth Police and Natural Resource Officers arrived at the scene and confirmed that a local elderly man was deceased and was found wearing a lifejacket while tethered to the boat on the shoreline near Judan Way.
The Yarmouth Police Department Detective Division, the United States Coast Guard, the Massachusetts Environmental Police, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were notified.
Family members are currently being notified.
No name will be released pending proper notifications.
The preliminary investigation indicates the death may have occurred due to a medical or accidental incident.
As in all untimely deaths, the investigation is now under the control of the Massachusetts State and Environmental Police.
Any further questions are referred to the Office of the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office at 508.362.8110.