12 rescued after boat capsizes off coast of Wareham

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WAREHAM, Mass. (WPRI) — A dozen people were rescued from the waters of Buzzard’s Bay Wednesday after a boat overturned off the coast of Wareham, Mass.

One child, who was wearing a life jacket at the time, was taken to Tobey Hospital with injuries, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard said the 18-foot sailboat capsized at about 4:40 p.m. near Hog Island Channel.

The bystander who called it in told the Coast Guard the boat appeared to be overloaded with passengers and struggling against the waves.

When the Coast Guard arrived on scene, a good Samaritan had already pulled nine of the 12 people from the water. The Coast Guard and other local agencies then worked to recover the remaining three.