Jim Hummel of The Hummel Report has posted a video story focusing on the Bristol Harbormaster’s office, complaints about former Harbormaster Joe Cabral’s response to a near-drowning last summer, and the search for a new town harbormaster. The story went live a few hours before the Bristol Town Council is expected to hire a new harbormaster – at it regular meeting Wednesday night.
In his report, Hummel talks to Bristol resident Mike Marshall, who was been a vocal critic of Cabral and the town’s harbormaster operation since an incident last summer. Marshall says he and a friend were kayaking when a passing powerboat caused them to capsize. He was trying to swim to shore when he went into cardiac arrest. He was eventually taken to shore by a Barrington harbormaster, and his subsequent quest for answers sparked his own investigation into Bristol’s harbormaster operations.