Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel in vicinity of Boston Light

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew responded to reports of a capsized vessel with persons in the water in the vicinity of Boston Light Saturday.

Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Boston were notified around 6:15 p.m. and original reports suggested a collision had occurred. However, authorities confirmed that the vessel flipped on its own, ejecting the two passengers. One Good Samaritan jumped in from another vessel to assist and aided the injured boat operator until local responders arrived.

A Coast Guard Station Point Allerton boat crew, along with Boston Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, and Boston Police Department responded to the call.

Both passengers and the Good Samaritan were transferred to Pemberton Pier where emergency medical services were waiting. One of the passengers was transferred to air emergency services. The second was transferred to an ambulance.

Details of the incident are still being investigated and the Coast Guard encourages all boaters to operate their vessels with utmost caution.

Sector Boston crews have responded to 278 search and rescue cases since January 2011.

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