Swimmer Struck by Boat in Wareham

Victim suffered extensive injuries from boat propeller...
(Wareham DNR photo)

From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources (verbatim):

Wareham Public Safety agencies respond to boat accident with severe injury

WAREHAM - On August 18, 2019 at approximately 11:46 a.m., Wareham Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an individual had been struck by a boat while swimming in Bourne Cove. Emergency services were immediately dispatched to the area. 

Upon arrival a WDNR Officer located a victim on the shoreline who had sustained extensive injures from a boat propeller. The WDNR Officer immediately began lifesaving first-aid to control bleeding. Wareham EMS and Fire arrived on scene and stabilized the victim, who was transported to Tobey Hospital. 

The operator of the vessel stayed on scene and tended to the victim’s injuries until the arrival of first responders. 

Foul play is not suspected in this incident and it remains under investigation of the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

We will not be releasing the names of those involved or any further information regarding this incident at this time.

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