Man drowns after falling off boat in Marion

A 66-year-old man drowned Sunday afternoon after falling from his boat near Converse Point in Marion, police said.

Marion police said the harbormaster’s office received a distress call around 1 p.m. from the man’s wife, who was also aboard the boat. She said her husband fell while trying to fix a bumper on the boat when a wave struck and he lost his balance. She also reported that he was not wearing a life preserver.


Seas were approximately 4 feet and choppy, with winds of about 15 miles per hour, police said in a statement.

The man’s wife was brought back to Island Wharf by the harbormaster.

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The man’s body was recovered by 2:30 p.m. by a passing boater. The US Coast Guard attempted to resuscitate the man before he was taken by ambulance to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where he was pronounced dead.

The man’s name has not yet been released pending notification of his family.

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