Man dies after being pulled from water of Cape Cod Canal in Bourne

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A tragic incident occurred in Bourne on Sunday (14) morning, as a man lost his life after being pulled from the waters of the Cape Cod Canal. According to the Massachusetts Environmental Police, the man, who remains unidentified, was rescued from the water by a Good Samaritan and rushed to Falmouth Hospital by ambulance. Sadly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, emergency services were alerted to a "Priority 1" emergency at Barlow's landing boat ramp, reserved for the most complex and urgent situations, as Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joe Carrara reported. When firefighter paramedics arrived at the scene, they found one patient who had been brought to the landing by boat and transported them to Falmouth Hospital.

At present, the Massachusetts Environmental Police are investigating the incident. Regrettably, further details regarding the circumstances leading to the man's death are currently unknown.

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This heartbreaking incident marks the second water-related fatality within the region in less than 24 hours, underscoring the urgent need for continued vigilance and awareness when engaging in water activities.


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