Car fire, crash snarl evening commute along 'alley" section of Route 6
HARWICH - A car fire about 5:30 p.m. closed Route 6 between exits 9 and 10 for about a half hour while crews worked the scene. A Jeep Liberty was destroyed and a small area of brush on the side of the road also caught fire but was quickly knocked down. Adding misery to the ride home, a crash was reported in traffic backed up from the car fire. The two-vehicle crash happened about 6 p.m. between exits 10 and 11. One person suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. State Police are investigating the crash.
Photo by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Pedestrian struck in Hyannis
HYANNIS - A pedestrian was struck by a car in Hyannis early Thursday evening. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with a reported head injury. Barnstable Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available.
Safe ending for distraught man
WEST DENNIS - A potentially tragic incident had a safe ending in the shallows of West Dennis Beach Thursday afternoon. Around 1 p.m. a distraught man with self-inflicted wounds walked out on the jetty on the Dennis side of Bass River threatening to do further harm.
Dennis Police started up a negotiation with the man near the tip of the breakwater. Yarmouth Police and Yarmouth Rescue personnel were stationed on the Yarmouth side of the river at Smuggler’s Beach and Dennis Fire put its Marine 119 vessel in the water.
Over the course of two hours the man resisted the pleas of negotiators to return to shore. While the distance between the man and the police narrowed over time, the incident took a sudden turn around 3:10 p.m. when the man scrambled down the east jetty wall and jumped into the shallows at the jetty’s base in an outgoing tide.
He ran out about 100 yards from shore and stood in ankle deep water. Negotiations began again and after around 30 minutes and a cup of hot chocolate, the man and the negotiator walked off the beach together, heading for a waiting ambulance.
Here is the statement from the Dennis Police Department regarding the incident:
Dennis Police Officers began checking the south side beaches and located the subject’s vehicle at West Dennis Beach.
Police Officers from Dennis and Yarmouth, along with the Yarmouth Harbor Master boat personnel began looking for the subject in the beach and jetty area.
The subject was located at the end of West Dennis Beach on the rock jetty. The subject was holding a pair of shears in his hand and threatened to harm himself with the shears if police came near him. Officers could see that the subject already had an injury to his left wrist.
The end of West Dennis Beach was closed off to the public, where a command post was established by both Dennis and Yarmouth Police.
Dennis and Yarmouth Fire Department were also on location and were standing by. Dennis Fire also launched their rescue boat.
Officers from both the Dennis and Yarmouth Police Departments spoke with the subject for nearly 3 hours when the subject finally surrendered peacefully.
The subject was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation.
Media release provided by Dennis Police Department; Story and photo by Kevin Morley/CWN,
Solar glare cited in Route 6 crash
BARNSTABLE - Solar glare may have contributed to a two-vehicle crash on Route 6 during the morning commute. One vehicle rear-ended a second near the Oak Street overpass. One driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. State Police are investigating and are expected to cite the second driver. Traffic was slowed for a time.
Coast Guard airlifts ailing fisherman 100 miles off Nantucket
NANTUCKET - (Video available) The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman approximately 100 miles southeast of Nantucket Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified at approximately 3:50 p.m. Wednesday from the 88-foot trawling vessel Sao Paulo reporting that a 30-year-old crewmember was suffering from severe stomach and back pains.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod rescue helicopter crew immediately launched and safely hoisted the fisherman at approximately 6 p.m.
He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
As America's maritime first responder, the Coast Guard frequently conducts maritime medical evacuations. In an average year, the Coast Guard conducts more than 20 medical evacuations in the Northeast.
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
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