Man Pulled From Water At Rock Harbor

January 10, 2024

ORLEANS -- A man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in serious condition Wednesday morning after being rescued from the water in Rock Harbor.

Fire Chief Geoff Deering said a bystander reported seeing a man in the water behind the Captain Cass restaurant at about 10:30 a.m. The department's dive team was activated and boats requested. Meanwhile, Orleans police on the scene were directed to the location and were able to see a person in the water. Four officers and a bystander entered the water and brought the man back to shore, Deering said.

Medical treatment was administered and the man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in what Deering termed serious condition. No further information was available about the man's condition or identity.

The four police officers and one bystander were evaluated and one officer was transported to the hospital, Deering said.

Officials were told that the man was retrieving something that had blown into the mostly marshy waters just off Rock Harbor behind the restaurant. The tide was exceptionally high and winds were gusting up to 30 miles per hour.

This is a developing story and more details will be added as they become available.