Marion harbormaster staff rescue kayakers

Jul 29, 2019

MATTAPOISETT — On July 29, Three members of the Marion harbormaster’s office and a Marion firefighter helped three kayakers to safety in Mattaposiett. 

Marion Deputy Harbormaster Adam Murphy and Assistant Harbormasters Peter Bourgault and Derek Malouin and Marion Firefighter Bob Joyce helped three kayakers to safety after they got stranded by a day marker off Angelica Point. 

The harbormasters and officer were traveling back to Marion around 2 p.m. when they spotted the trio. 

The three kayakers did not have lifejackets and were unable to get back into the harbor due to tide, wind and exhaustion. All three were rescued off the rocks and transported to the Mattapoisett Town Wharf.