A father and son were pulled from Boston Harbor’s cold waters after their boat sank off of Graves Light Monday evening.
Bodycam footage obtained by Boston 25 captures the moment the two shivering men were hauled into a Boston Police harbor boat, clinging to a cooler they were using as a floatation device.
The two men, in their 30′s and 70′s, told police that their boat sank after possibly becoming entangled in a lobster trap and hitting nearby rocks. When rescuers responded to the scene, the vessel was completely underwater and the pair were clinging to the cooler to keep afloat.
“You want to get them in as quickly as possible. You may have eyes on them and be like ‘Oh we have them, they’re safe’, but they’re not,” said officer Garrett Boyle. “It’s very quick. You could even be looking at them and they could drop under and we’ll never get them again.”
According to Boston Police, the two men were tired and cold but otherwise unharmed.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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