BARNSTABLE - At about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Barnstable Fire was called to a possible drowning with CPR in progress at Millway Beach at Barnstable Harbor.
An adult male was removed from the beach and CPR was performed as he was rushed by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital.
Further details were not immediately available.
Reporting and photo by CWN associate John P. Carroll
Arrest made in bathhouse tagging in Harwich
HARWICH - On Wednesday at approximately 1:48 a.m., Harwich Police Patrol Officer Keith Lincoln was patrolling the Red River Beach parking lot. The bathroom facility at the beach has been the target of frequent tagging over the course of the summer months.
At this time, Officer Lincoln encountered three suspicious males at the beach. Officer Lincoln also observed fresh paint on the side of the bathroom. An on-scene investigation by Officer Lincoln and Patrol Officer Robert Hadfield led them to a backpack containing several spray paint containers that was located in the vehicle of one of the subjects.
The subject, identified as Joseph Tagliaferri, 18, of Harwich admitted to officers that he was responsible for tagging the bathroom. Mr. Tagliaferri was placed under arrest and was charged with one count of Tagging Property.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Harwich Police
Provincetown high speed ferry runs aground in Boston Harbor
BOSTON - Coast Guard rescue crews evacuated passengers from a ferry that ran aground on Nixes Mate, in Boston's outer harbor Saturday.
Watchstanders from Sector Boston received notification via VHF channel 16 at approximately 8:50 a.m. that the ferry Provincetown III had run aground with 145 passengers, four crew and one dog on board.
Sector Boston launched two 45-foot response boat medium's. Station Point Allerton launched a 25-foot response boat small. The Coast Guard Cutter Flyingfish was diverted. Quincy Police Department, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Weymouth Harbor Master, Massachusetts State Police, Sea Tow Boston, City Water Taxi, and the Ferry Provincetown II were also on scene assisting.
Coast Guard Station Boston's two 45-foot response boat medium's, Quincy Police department boats, and Boston Police Department boats tranferred the passengers.
All passengers were safely evacuted onto the Provincetown II at approximately 10:35 a.m.
Coast Guard Marine Inspectors are conducting an investigation and inspection of the vessel.
The Provincetown III is scheduled to re-float at the next high tide at about 6:30 p.m.
"The coordinated response effort went smoothly," said Lt. Garrett R. Meyer, the command duty officer at Sector Boston. "The response shows the professionalism and skill of our local responders."
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard; photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN file
Babysitter, kids escape Wellfleet blaze
WELLFLEET - Officials are praising a babysitter who led the small children in her charge to safety after a fire erupted in their house. Firefighters responded to 90B Lecounts Hollow Road around 7:30 p.m. and found flames blowing out the second floor as captured by a passing CWN reader. The babysitter and kids were unharmed and took shelter at a neighbor's house. The family dog also escaped safely. Firefighters from Truro, Eastham, Orleans and Brewster responded to the scene while other towns from Provincetown to Harwich moved to cover vacant fire stations. Fire Chief Dan SIlverman told CWN the cause is undetermined at this time. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents with temporary shelter.
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MedFlight called to Mashpee for pediatric emergency
MASHPEE - A MedFlight helicopter was called to Mashpee Friday evening for what officials termed a pediatric emergency. The victim was reportedly transported to Falmouth Hospital. Officials did not release further details citing privacy laws.
YFD news: STAR program; public survey
YARMOUTH - Yarmouth’s Fire Chief, Michael A. Walker is a member of ICLEI and serves as the Chair of the technical advisory committee for emergency prevention and response; he helped to write the index for communities that wish to participate in the STAR Communities Pilot Program. Chief Walker explains the STAR Community Index is a national, consensus-based framework for gauging the sustainability and livability of U.S. Communities. STAR was developed through a partnership between Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Center for American Progress (CAP). Much as LEED transformed the building industry, STAR will transform the way local government set priorities and implement policies and practices to improve their sustainability performance. It will become the definitive means by which local government’s measure and “certify” their achievements.
Chief Walker would also like to hear from the public about how his department is doing good and bad. Residents and visitors can visit the Yarmouth Fire website and click "Community Survey" on the left side.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Fire
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