3 rescued after raft gets swept off Hyannis beach
HYANNIS, Mass. (WHDH) -- A mother and her two children were pulled from the water off Cape Cod on Tuesday after they were blown off shore in a small inflatable raft.
They were enjoying their vacation on a Hyannis beach when a gust of wind blew them into danger.
“The wind was blowing them out to sea or across Lewis Bay. They weren't able to get in, so they were able to hold on to a buoy out by the Hyannis Yacht Club,” said Lieutenant Jeffrey Huska, Hyannis Fire Department.
A relative watching the situation unfold called 911.
Hyannis fire and rescue jumped into a fire boat to reach the three and plucked them out of the water.
“They were treated on the fire boat for hypothermia but refused to go to the hospital. After they were warmed up they went on their way,” Lt. Huska said.
Some out of state visitors who heard about the close call were happy to stay safely on shore.
“It looks like it could get very crazy if you're not careful out there,” said Sean Holmes, a visitor.
All three were wearing life jackets.
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