Coast Guard rescue crew saves nine recreational swimmers drifting off shore

BOSTON — A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued nine recreational swimmers approximately one mile off shore of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Mass., at 4:35 p.m. Thursday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a report that nine young adults on stand-up paddleboards and rafts drifted off shore of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Mass.

A 45-foot Response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal was launched to assist.

All nine recreational swimmers were safely escorted to the Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal pier. All were reported to be uninjured.

“None of them were wearing life-jackets,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Carpenter, a Boatswains Mate at Station Cape Cod Canal. “I can’t stress enough the importance of wearing life-jackets and being knowledgeable out on the water.”

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