Rescuers need to be rescued after their boat sinks
Two men from Warren who were trying to help a kayaker in distress on Sunday night, ended up needing a helping hand themselves after their boat took on water and sank off Rumstick Point in Barrington.
At about 7 p.m., Barrington police received a 911 emergency call, alerting them to boaters who needed assistance. According to police, two 23-year-old men from Warren who had launched a 14-foot motor boat out of Colt State Park in Bristol, had spotted a woman in a kayak who needed help.
Police said the two men powered their boat to her location, near Rumstick Point, and then noticed their boat was taking on water. Their boat, which was nearly 30 years old, started to sink, said police, so the men jumped into the water and were hanging on to the woman’s kayak.
By the time Barrington police were on the scene, the individuals had made their way to shore — they ended up in a back yard of a home on Rumstick Point. The people said they were cold, but they didn’t want any medical attention.
The kayaker, a 29-year-old woman from Cranston, had reportedly launched from Warwick earlier in the day.