Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 5 off Cape Cod coast

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News Release  

July 16, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast
Contact: 1st District Public Affairs
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Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 off Cape Cod coast

The 32-foot recreational boat Finale is on fire 18 miles south of Nomans Land, Massachusetts Sunday, July 17, 2017. There were five people aboard who were rescued by a good Samaritan and then transported back to awaiting family in Woods Hole by a Coast Guard Station Menemsha 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Belladue)


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BOSTON — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Nomans Land Sunday after their boat caught on fire. 

A good Samaritan radioed to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern at about 10 a.m. reporting the 32-foot recreational boat Finale had caught fire, and he rescued the people who were aboard.

A Station Menemsha 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew launched. They arrived on scene and reported the five people to be in good health and the Finale capsized.

The five people transferred over to the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and were brought back to Woods Hole where family was waiting to bring them home.

A commercial salvage company recovered the vessel.