I finally had a day off with only one boat bringing in fish. With grey skies building I headed out. It was a case of good timing, as soon as I got home the rains fell. While I was out a call to the Coast Guard came in on the vhf radio of a vessel taking on water in Sandy Bay off Rockport. Later a report that two were in the water.
And a happy conclusion....Provided by the USCG:
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men after their pleasure boat sank about nine miles north of Rockport, Mass., Sat., May 29, 2010.
Coast Guard Station Gloucester received a cell phone call at 1:35 p.m., from the men reporting their boat, the 30-foot Happy Days, was taking on water. The station advised the men to put on their life jackets.
The boat sank shortly after and the men found themselves in 57-degree water.
Station Gloucester launched a 47-foot and 25-foot boat crew, Coast Guard Station Merrimack River dispatched a 47-foot boat crew and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod sent an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HU-25 Falcon jet crew to search for the men.
The Coast Guard worked with the cell phone company to determine an approximate location of the men’s last known position.
The Falcon jet crew spotted the two men around 7 p.m. The 25-foot boat crew from Gloucester rescued the 62-year old and 34-year old men from the water and transferred them to the helicopter around 7:30 p.m. The helicopter transported the men to a local hospital.
“Luckily the two men were wearing life jackets,” said Ensign Marie Haywood. “The life jackets played a key role in helping the men stay afloat for the nearly six hours they spent in the 57-degree water.”
Flags of the Boulevard.
CG 47 footer leaves Station Gloucester.
"E" Police join the search.
Hydro Sports center console races by Ten Pound Island.
"Foxy Lady" heads in.
The wide beam of the "Foxy Lady".
Whale watch boat "Hurricane II".
The fishing schooner "Adventure" is back fishing again....sort of!
Noah and his "ark"!
Noah the color matching captain!
Schooner "Maine" off Eastern Point Light.
Two person kayak.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!