Car vs mail truck in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - A Nissan Maxima sedan apparently struck the rear of a U.S. Post Office delivery vehicle in the 600 block of southbound Teaticket Highway (Route 28) around 2:50 p.m. Saturday afternoon. One of the occupants of the Nissan was treated and transported to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire Rescue with minor injuries. The other occupant of the Nissan and the driver of the Postal truck were not injured. Falmouth PD were on scene investigating the crash
Photo by C. Eric Tinglof/CWN
Bizarre incident sends rescuers to Barnstable Harbor
BARNSTABLE - A bizarre incident Saturday afternoon brought Barnstable firefighters to the harbor. It apparently started when eyewitnesses saw two men wading in the water with a small sailboat. One of the men was reported unresponsive but had regained consciousness when officials arrived. Reports of a second man unaccounted for caused firefighters to launch their boat and start a search. Rescuers later observed a man walking who matched the description of the second missing man and police were able to confirm he was the missing party. One of the two was reportedly taken into protective custody. The sailboat was towed to shore.
Bourne firefighters called to Onset blaze
ONSET - Bourne firefighters were among those called to an early more fire in the Onset section of Wareham. The two-alarm fire broke out shortly before 3 a.m. at the Silver Lake Motel at 3026 Cranberry Highway (Routes 6/28). The fire was contained to the basement of one of the buildings but there was considerable smoke. All occupants were safely evacuated and no injuries were reported. The Red Cross provided temporary shelter for about 12 people displaced by the fire. The State Fire Marshal's office has been called to investigate the cause of the fire.
Medical condition may have led to Yarmouth crash
YARMOUTH - On Friday at 7:33 p.m., Yarmouth Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Camp Street and Buck Island Road in West Yarmouth.
Yarmouth Police Patrol Officers Michael G. Zontini, Nicholas Ambrosini, Albert Sprague, and Patrol Sergeants Frank Hennessey and Gerard Britt arrived at the scene and found a 2011 Toyota Camry crashed into a landscaped embankment approximately 30 feet from the Camp Street roadway near the entrance to Mill Pond Estates.
Members of the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments removed the lone occupant of the vehicle and provided emergency First Aid, CPR, and Advanced Life Support and transported him to nearby Cape Cod Hospital. Despite the efforts of everyone involved, the gentleman identified as Kenneth W. Rautenberg, 68, of West Yarmouth was pronounced dead.
Yarmouth Police Detective Eric H. Nuss and Patrol Officer Michael Zontini conducted a follow-up investigation that indicated that the Camry was travelling west on Buck Island Road and as it approached the Camp Street intersection crossed over and was travelling west in the east bound lane, went through the stop sign, and raced through the intersection at a high rate of speed and in to the embankment.
Based on the preliminary investigation and it appears that the operator suffered a serious medical event and no further law enforcement action is expected.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police; Photo by CWN associate John P. Carroll
Coast Guard marks 60th anniversary of rescues off Cape Cod
CHATHAM - The public is invited to attend a ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of the SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton rescues at Coast Guard Station in Chatham, Mass., Saturday.
Despite unprecedented sea conditions and virtually impossible challenges, the crew of Station Chatham's motor lifeboat CG‐36500 rescued 32 crewmembers off Pendleton. Each crewmember of the CG-36500 was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal for their heroic actions. Another crew from Station Chatham, along with Coast Guard cutters Eastwind, Unimak, Yakutat, Acushnet, and McCulloch, as well as various aircraft, coordinated the rescue of 38 crew from the sinking Fort Mercer.
View actual photos and more from the rescue here.
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
Moose lodge donates stuffed animals to YFD, YPD for kids
YARMOUTH - Friday afternoon, Yarmouth Chapter 1721 Women of the Moose, Melissa Davis - Junior Regent and Lori Granger - Junior Graduate Regent, donated Tommy Moose stuffed animals to Deputy Chief Phil Simonian. The small stuffed animals will be placed on the ambulances and given to children to ease the trauma and stress of an emergency situation. The donation was split in half giving the other half to the Yarmouth Police Department.
The Yarmouth Moose Lodge and chapter supports the local community financially by generously donating to the Yarmouth Fire and Police Departments. They also support 3 little league teams, DY Hockey and Football teams, softball, basketball, sailing programs plus many others.
The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888, with nearly 800,000 men in roughly 1,800 lodges, in all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain and Bermuda.
Along with other units of Moose International, the Loyal Order of Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City and School, a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven a 70-acre retirement community for its members near Jacksonville, FL. Additionally, Moose Lodges conduct approximately $50 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.
Additionally, the Loyal Order of Moose conducts numerous sports and recreational programs, in local Lodges and Family Centers in the majority of 44 State and Provincial Associations, and on a fraternity-wide basis.
The Tommy Moose program, sponsored by Moose International, provides the plush dolls to police officers, firefighters, and ambulance personnel all over North America. They keep the plush dolls in their vehicles, ready to be given to children when the children or their families are involved in fires, accidents or other traumatic situations
If anyone is interested in joining the Yarmouth Moose Lodge you will soon be able to stop by their new location at 769 Route 28, South Yarmouth, that used to be Christophers Restaurant and ask for an application. For more information go to www.mooseintl.org.
Media release and photo furnished by Yarmouth Fire
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