Two Swimmers Rescued Off Oak Bluffs

Stranded on water float, drifting out to sea...
Two swimmers were stranded on this float and drifting out to sea off Oak Bluffs Saturday night. (OBPD photo)

From the Oak Bluffs Police Department:

The police/fire patrol deployed tonight at about 8:00 PM for a report of two swimmers who were stranded on a water float and drifting out to sea.

The boat crew successfully located the swimmers approximately a 1/2 mile from shore hanging on to the pictured float. The float had lost some air and neither party was wearing a life jacket.

The parties were uninjured and they were safely transported back to shore. 

We are very thankful for this outcome and want to remind everyone to be very cautious while swimming, and be aware of the winds and currents. 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