WHFD Responds to Boat in Distress
By Deputy Chief Jason Simmons
July 5, 2017

The members of the Watch Hill Fire Department together with assets from the United States Coast Guard responded to a report of a 28-foot vessel taking on water at approximately 9:30 PM on July 5th. Upon arrival the members of the WHFD's ATV unit were able to locate the boat and its passengers and bring them safely ashore. The members of the department provided comfort and warmth to the stranded boat occupants until arrangements could be made to return them home. Please read the attached Westerly Sun article for more information.

Units: Car 101, Engine 103, ATV 100, Marine 102
Mutual Aid: United States Coast Guard
Hyperlinks: Westerly Sun Article