One Person Injured in Watercraft Collision in Buzzards Bay (MA)

Beth Treffeisen

Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.

(MCT)

Jun. 25—BUZZARDS BAY — One person was injured after they fell off a personal watercraft following a collision Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the Bourne Fire Department.

At 1 p.m., the Bourne Fire Department crews were dispatched to Taylor’s Point Marina, where they determined there was a collision between two personal watercraft near the docked Massachusetts Maritime Academy training ship, TS Kennedy.

Fire personnel out of the Pocasset station responded in one of the department’s marine units to ensure that no one else who might be injured remained in the water, the release said.

One person was taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, the release said.

The second watercraft involved in the crash traveled to Wareham under its own power, the release said. It was unclear if there were any injuries to people on the vessel.

Bourne Department of Natural Resources, Bourne Police Department and the Massachusetts Environmental Police responded as well, the release said.

The crash is under investigation by the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

The crews cleared the scene by 2:30 p.m.

Already a “very busy” year for water-related emergencies both in Bourne and throughout the state, the Bourne Fire Department reminds people to wear a properly fitted US Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device when operating a personal watercraft or boat.

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