13-Year-Old Boy Rescued Off Gloucester Shore

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities rescued a 13-year-old boy off the shore of Gloucester Saturday.

The boy had fallen into the water from a rock at Rafes Chasm as he was taking pictures of the waves with friends.

"At the time police and firefighters arrived on the scene, he had been swept approximately 50 to 75 yards off shore," officials said.

A boat was used to look for and rescue the boy.

Once the teen was rescued from the water, he was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. He is reported to be in good condition.

“Fortunately, as a result of the swift, seamless teamwork between the Gloucester Fire and Police Departments and the Coast Guard, this boy was rescued very quickly,” Fire Chief Eric Smith said. “Time is critical in an incident like this, and I’d like to thank all those who took part in today’s rescue.”

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