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FD: 2 Rescued From Capsized Boat 500 Yards From Shore

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    Swift Rescue Saves 2 Men From Capsized Boat

    Authorities rescued two men from a boat that capsized about 500 yards off of Cape Cod on Saturday. (Published Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018)

    A man and a teenager were rescued from a boat that capsized 500 yards from shore on Saturday, according to authorities on Cape Cod.

    According to the Mashpee Fire Department, they received a call about a capsized boat in Waquoit Bay just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

    When they arrived on scene, they saw two people sitting on top of the boat about 500 yards from shore.

    "We took a look out there and saw the two people in the wa— well, at this point they were on top of the boat using the boat as a floating device," Mashpee Fire Department Captain Kevin Long said.

    FD: 2 Rescued From Capsized Boat in Mashpee

    [NECN] FD: 2 Rescued From Capsized Boat in Mashpee

    Two men were rescued from a boat that capsized about 500 yards from the shore in Mashpee, Massaschusetts, on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018)

    He says they were very lucky because when they get a call like this one at this time of year, they know every minute counts as they work to get out on the water.

    "Hypothermia. It's a cold time of year," Long said.

    The people, identified only as a 56-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, were rescued and brought onshore to the Little River Boat Yard.

    They didn't suffer any major injuries besides a lowered body temperature. They refused further medical attention, officials said.

    The pair are hiring a private towing company to get their boat out of the bay, according to officials.

    It is believed that strong winds and two-foot waves were the reason for the boat capsizing, fire officials said.

    Long says they don't get these calls often, only a couple a year, but suggests anyone going out on the water any time of the year wears a life jacket and brings any suit with the ability to keep you warm.

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