Couple rescued from Plymouth Bay after boat capsizes
May 7, 2012
By Alice Elwell, EnterpriseNews.com
A Middleboro woman barely escaped with her life Monday morning
after the boat she was in capsized and sent her and a Kingston man
into the cold waters of the Cordage Channel in Plymouth Bay.
Plymouth Harbor Master Chad Hunter said the couple was in a 12-foot
aluminum skiff, headed out to go clamming just after 6 a.m. on
Monday when water started coming over the stern. Although life
jackets were onboard, it happened so quickly neither was able to get
Hunter said waters are in the 40s and hypothermia
immediately set in.
The Kingston man managed to make it to a
mud flat and the woman clutched Channel Marker number 6, barely
holding onto her life jacket.
Three men fishing for stripers
at Bug Light responded to the Kinston man’s cries for help and found
the woman clinging to the channel marker.
Hunter said couple
was taken to Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, treated for hypothermia
and released. Hunter decline to release the victims’ names.
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