A father and son had been rescued Wednesday as they desperately clung to a floating cooler after their lobster boat sank into Boston Harbor.
At about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a report of a ship sinking about 100 yards off the coast of a lighthouse, the Boston Police Department said in a statement.
When police arrived, officers solely noticed a small a part of the boat’s bow above water. Then they noticed a blue cooler bobbing within the water and two males clinging to it.
“You may see the concern of their face,” mentioned Stephen Merrick, one of many officers who responded to the scene. “They had been chilly.”
“We’re so weak,” the youthful of the 2 males mentioned, in response to physique digicam footage.
The person requested officers to first rescue his father, who was sporting a life vest.
“Assist him up please,” he mentioned. “Assist him up first.”
Officers rescued the older man, flinging his leg over the facet of the vessel and rolling him onto the boat. The person mentioned he was 76 years outdated.
Subsequent was his son.
“Please,” he advised officers. “I am unable to maintain on.”
After police pulled the second man from the water, each had been taken to shore, the place Boston Emergency Medical Companies staff had been ready to deal with them for minor accidents.
Police mentioned the boat’s engine acquired tangled in lobster strains and commenced to absorb water and ultimately sink.
Contributing: The Related Press