Cape Wide News for Sunday September 23rd, 2012
Motorcyclist injured when Harley leaves road
SOUTH DENNIS - Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday a motocyclist traveling east on Center Street lost control of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The bike veered to the right and went down an embankment between two trees about 200 feet east of the intersection with Aunt Debby's Road. Gouges on the trees indicate the motorcycle struck them on the way in.
The middle-aged male operator reportedly crawled up the embankment and was spotted lying on the side of the road.
A Dennis Fire Rescue ambulance and engine company responded to the scene along with Dennis and Harwich police officers.
The bike operator apparently sustained leg and back injuries not considered life threatening. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
Dennis Police are investiging the crash.
Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN (Click right photo to enlarge)
Bicyclist vs pole in Harwich
HARWICH - A bicyclist was injured after reportedly riding into a utility pole in Harwich. It happened about 7:45 p.m. in the 600 block of Route 28. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital.
Person injured on breakwater in Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN - A person suffered a leg injury while walking the popular West End Breakwater to Long Point early Sunday evening. A Provincetown Harbormaster's vessel was able to pluck the victim to safety and bring them to Macmillan Wharf to meet the ambulance.
Coast Guard assists sinking vessel off Cape
CAPE COD - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca assisted seven people aboard a sinking fishing vessel approximately 150 miles east of Cape Cod at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday.
Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the 79-foot fishing vessel Linda at approximately 2:02 p.m. The vessel reported that they were taking on water with seven people aboard.
A fishing vessel in the area located the fishing vessel Linda and reported that the vessel was stable, utilizing pumps, and all people aboard were outfitted with survival suits and a life raft was prepared.
The Cutter Seneca, a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew were launched to assist.
The crewmembers from the Cutter Seneca arrived on scene and assisted the vessel with dewatering, shoring the damaged hull and restarting the engine.
"The Coast Guard would like to stress the importance of having dewatering and shoring equipment on board vessels to increase readiness in times of mishaps at sea," said Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Caron, an operation unit controller at Sector Southeastern New England Command Center.
Coast Guard rescue crews will escort the 79-foot fishing vessel Linda to its homeport of New Bedford.
Coast Guard assets conduct monthly training to stay actively sharp on how to successfully contain any mishaps that might occur at sea. Training includes basic firefighting and damage control seniors where crewmembers learn from a hands-on environment.
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard airlifts possible cardiac patient
CHATHAM - A Coast Guard rescue crew medically evacuated a 47-year-old man from a fishing trawler approximately 40 miles east of Chatham at 10:45 p.m., Saturday.
Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the 75-foot trawler Destiny at 6:33 p.m. Saturday, requesting assistance for a male suffering from heart attack-like symptoms.
The Destiny was directed to meet a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham near Chatham Harbor.
Due to weather conditions, Station Chatham was unable to conduct a shipboard medevac and a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched to complete the medevac.
The MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew transferred the 47-year-old man to awaiting Emergency Medical Services for further transfer to Cape Cod Hospital.
"When conducting a medevac the patient's well-being is of the upmost importance," said Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Caron, an operation unit controller at Sector Southeastern New England Command Center.
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
Elderly woman suffers burns in Nantucket fire
NANTUCKET - A Nantucket woman suffered burns after a fire broke out in her dishwasher. FIre crews responded to 5 Goose Pond Lane about 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 75-year-old Patricia Loring was taken to Nantucket Hospital. The extent of the burns was not immediately clear.
Construction detours start Wednesday on Route 137
HARWICH - Commencing Wednesday, September 26 (weather permitting), Route 137 between Queen Anne Road and the traffic lights located at the entrance to the Stop and Shop will be closed to traffic during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The closure will be in effect Monday through Friday and will last approximately three weeks.
If you are traveling from Chatham (north) on Route 137 you will be detoured up Queen Anne Road to the round-about at the intersection of Queen Anne Road and Orleans Road. At that point, motorists may access Route 6 by traveling west on Queen Anne Road from the round-about and entering Route 6 at exit 10.
If you are traveling To Chatham (south) on Route 137, your best access to Chatham will be to use Route 39 to the round-about and then travel east on Queen Anne Road.
School buses as well as citizens who live within the detour will be permitted to pass through. If you need to access a residence or a local business please speak to a police officer before traveling through the construction zone.
The Police Department is asking for everyone’s patience during the detour. We realize it is inconvenient but the detour will allow the contractor to expedite the work on this stretch of roadway and the end product will provide a safer and improved roadway.
Media release furnished by Harwich Police
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