• Water Rescue Sep 7

    Kayaker Who Called 911 in Boston Harbor Found Safe

    A person who was kayaking in Boston Harbor called 911 to report his boat was taking on water Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The person was in a neon green kayak near Spectacle Island, according to the Coast Guard. The man was found in the water and was unharmed, Boston police said. Rescue boats could seen in the…

  • Water Rescue Sep 6

    Family Rescued After Driving Off I-495 Into Pond in Mass.

    A family driving on Interstate 495 careened into a pond Monday morning in Littleton, Massachusetts, and had to be rescued, police said. Littleton police shared photos of the car nearly completely submerged in Beaverbrook Pond and the family of three getting ready to climb a ladder back to the roadway. The man, woman and baby were taken to a hospital…

  • Water Rescue Aug 26

    Missing Swimmer Found Dead in Newbury

    A swimmer who went missing Wednesday in Newbury, Massachusetts, has been found dead, authorities confirmed. The U.S. Coast Guard said in a tweet around 9:30 p.m. that the body of the missing man who had been sought in the Parker River had been found. The Coast Guard sent a rescue boat to help in the search. Coast Guard officials...

  • Massachusetts Aug 20

    4 Rescued From Submerged Cars in Worcester; Flash Flooding Swamps New England

    The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred brought torrential rain and severe weather to New England Thursday morning, prompting flash flood warnings and tornado warnings across the region. Fire crews evacuated 78 residents from Bear Mountain, a nursing home in Sudbury, by Thursday night. A roof that had been under repair was leaking, leaving the building uninhabitable. Three people fire officials…

  • Massachusetts Aug 18

    Person Pulled From Water in Duxbury

    A person was pulled from the water Wednesday in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Fire officials in Duxbury said around 5:15 p.m. that one person had been pulled from the ocean along Bay Avenue. The patient was being taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. No information about the person’s condition was immediately available.

  • Water Rescue Jul 30

    ‘We Were Helpless': Paddleboarders Recall Rescue Off Scituate Coast During Storm

    Two women who were rescued amid wild weather off the coast of Scituate, Massachusetts, are telling their tale. Colleen Burke and Lisa Hickey were paddleboarding Tuesday when a powerful storm hit. “The weather turned, and the next thing, the lighting and the thunder and the waves and the wind were all on top of us,” said Hickey. The two tried…

  • Water Rescue Jul 29

    2 Paddleboarders Rescued After Being Trapped Off Scituate Coast During Storm

    It didn’t take long for the 911 calls to start coming in Tuesday evening in Scituate, Massachusetts, a place known for its wild weather, as a powerful storm was moving through the area. “It came in quick, the winds whipped up, we had almost zero visibility, two to four foot seas, lightning,” Scituate Fire Chief John Murphy said. “Very difficult…

  • Massachusetts Jul 23

    Young Child Airlifted After Being Rescued From Plymouth Pond

    A young child was airlifted Thursday after being pulled from a pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts. A firefighter and a police officer, both off-duty, helped rescue the 3-year-old around 7:15 p.m. during a family night at Camp Clark at the YMCA on Hedges Pond Road. The child was in the water with a life vest on, but at some point, the…

  • Water Rescue Jul 17

    3 Rescued From Sailboat That Overturned Off Coast of Portsmouth, NH

    Three people were rescued from the water Friday off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a beacon on a 42-foot sail boat that overturned. The people were on the bottom of the boat when rescuers arrived. “A vessel is significantly easier to spot in the ocean than a person,” Lt. Robert Turley, the...

  • Water Rescue Jun 30

    Man Dies After Being Pulled From Water in Scituate

    A man has died after being rushed to the hospital from the waters off Scituate, Massachusetts, Tuesday. First responders had been searching by sea and air after a man jumped off the Edward Foster Bridge to cool off from the stifling temperatures. The man in the water was found about 3:45 p.m., about 37 minutes after 911 was called, just…

  • Clinton Jun 25

    Teens Credited With Saving Lives of Boaters Off Conn. Coast

    A safety spokesperson stressed that this type of situation can happen to anyone, highlighting the importance of safety and education on the water.

  • Water Rescue Jun 17

    Stolen SUV Found 25 Feet Underwater in Shrewsbury Lake

    A stolen SUV was pulled from the waters of Massachusetts’ Lake Quinsigamond early Thursday after people spotted it sinking into the lake Wednesday evening, police said. When divers with a rescue team reached the vehicle resting on the lake bed, it was empty, lying on its roof in 25 feet of water, according to the Shrewsbury Police Department. The search…

  • Maine Jun 3

    Man Saved From Maine River by Quick Thinking, Phone and Life Jacket

    A young man’s Tuesday evening fishing trip in his boat in Maine became a sudden but important reminder about wearing life jackets to stay safe on the water. Around 5:45 p.m., 21-year-old Connor O’Reilly found himself getting away from his boat after it sank in the Androscoggin River near the towns of Durham and Lisbon. According to Chief Nate...

  • Maine Jun 3

    Man Rescued After Boat Sinks in Maine

    A 21-year-old man called 911 after his boat sank on the Androscoggin River.

  • Water Rescue May 30

    Boogie Boarder Rescued From Water by Police, Rangers in Eastham, MA

    A boogie boarder caught in a strong current and pulled out to sea was rescued by a trio of responders in Eastham, Massachusetts, authorities say. Police and National Park Service Rangers responded to a report of two people struggling in the water at Nauset Light Beach around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Eastham police said. In arriving, they found one of the…

  • Water Rescue May 23

    Fishermen Rescued in Gloucester After Being Swept off Rocks

    Two fishermen were rescued from the water in Gloucester after a wave swept them off the rocks, according to officials. Several people were fishing at Rafe’s Chasm Saturday when two men were knocked off by a wave. Two other people with them dove in the water to help, and managed to bring one of the victims safely back to...

  • Boat capsize May 3

    At Least 3, Dozens Injured After Suspected Smuggling Boat Capsizes Off San Diego Coast

    At least three people have died and more than two dozen people were rescued from the water off the coast of Point Loma Sunday after a packed boat being used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized and broke apart in powerful surf, according to authorities.

  • Coast Guard May 1

    5 Fishermen Rescued From Burning Boat Off Cape Cod

    Five fishermen were rescued from a burning boat off the Cape Cod waters Friday night. The Coast Guard responded to an emergency notification from the 100-foot fishing vessel about 85 miles east of Cape Cod around 5p.m. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, rescue crews arrived on scene to find the bow and wheelhouse of the vessel engulfed in...

  • Vermont Mar 30

    Vermont Dog Owner Saved From Raging Rapids, Pet Still Missing

    A Vermont man is searching for his golden retriever, Yogurt, who went missing during a water emergency at Joiner Brook rapids — the same water from which a specialized rescue team saved the dog owner’s life.

  • wareham Feb 23

    Authorities Identify Man Found Dead Under Ice in Mass. Reservoir

    Authorities have identified the man whose body they recovered from an icy reservoir in Wareham, Massachusetts, after a search that spanned two days. Thomas Bartholomew, 44, of Wareham, was declared dead Monday after his body was recovered from the water around 12:45 p.m., according to Plymouth Country District Attorney Timothy Cruz. The search for Bartholomew began around 4:30 p.m. Sunday…

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