One man and three boys, all related, were rescued off the shores of Yarmouth today after getting swept away by the tide at 1:22 p.m.
The man, 20, and the boys, 11, 12, and 13, were vacationing with family at the Green Harbor Resort, said Yarmouth Police Sergeant Kal Boghdan.
The victims went swimming in a section of water that separates the resort from the beach on the opposite shore, said Boghdan. The current picked up the victims, pulling them away from the shore.
A group of college students in their 20s saw the distressed swimmers and went to rescue them, said Boghdan. After reaching the shore, the 20-year-old was given CPR by a female rescuer.
The 12-, 13-, and 20-year-old were brought back to the resort side of the shore, while the 11-year-old was brought to the beach side, leading to moments of anxiety when officials on the shore side believed that the 11-year-old was still missing, according to Boghdan.
The 11-year-old and 20-year-old were transported to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, said Boghdan.
The swimmers’ parents were not at the scene but were notified and went to the hospital after the rescue, said Boghdan. Boghdan said he wasn’t sure of the exact relationship between the four.Melissa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson