Diver recounts dramatic rescue of boy after boat capsized in Buzzards Bay

MARION — Three minutes into his dive under the waters of Buzzards Bay, Michael Margulis found the 8-year-old boy, pinned to the deck of the overturned powerboat by the orange life jacket that was supposed to push him to the surface.

“The boat was upside-down. All of the lettering was backward and upside-down, and it was really confusing. Stuff that used to be on the floor of the boat was now the roof. I started swimming through the debris field. I found a pool noodle. A shoe. A sneaker . . . another life jacket that was empty,’’ Margulis said Thursday.

Then, with the help of the yellowish light filtering in from above, Margulis spotted the boy.


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