Coast Guard Responds To Boat Sinking Near Plymouth Harbor

BOSTON- Several Coast Guard rescue crews and the Plymouth Harbor Master responded to a Mayday call from a boat taking on water with two people on board about two miles east of Plymouth Harbor, Mass., at 11:22 p.m., Tuesday.

At 2 a.m., a 47-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton recovered Wayne Carlson, of Kingston, Mass, as he was clinging to buoy five, near Plymouth Harbor.

At around 2:30 a.m., a Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Cape Cod spotted Dave Hansen, also of Kingston, Mass.

Hansen was recovered, unconscious, by the Point Allerton crew. The boat crew commenced CPR and transferred Hansen to awaiting paramedics.

Both men were wearing life jackets. The 15-foot recreational boat sank.

On scene the temperature was 46F with water temperature of 57F and winds around five miles per hour.

Coast Guard crews from stations Cape Cod Canal, Provincetown, Point Allerton, and Air Station Cape Cod along with the Plymouth Harbormaster responded to the call for help.

Edited to correct hometowns and rescue times.

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