IPSWICH — Police Chief and Harbormaster Paul Nikas reports the Ipswich Police Department is investigating after a 17-year-old was injured in a boating incident this afternoon.
At 1:50 p.m. Ipswich Police were notified of a boating incident resulting in injury to a 17-year-old male of Merrimac in the Plum Island Sound inlet, north of Crane Beach and west of Plum Island.
The 17-year-old fell off of a 12-foot rubber craft with a 25-horsepower outboard engine, sustaining injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening to his legs, arms and back.
The incident was reported by the operator of the boat, a 16-year-old male of Merrimac. The 16-year-old was directed by a dispatcher to bring the 17-year old to the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club’s dock, where they were met by Ipswich Police and an Action Ambulance. Ipswich Police arrived on scene four minutes after the initial call, at 1:54 p.m.
The 17-year-old was subsequently transported by Action Ambulance to an area hospital.
This incident remains under investigation by the Ipswich Police Department and Harbormaster. No additional information is available at this time.