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Boat Sinks In Boston Harbor, Driver Arrested

BOSTON (CBS) – State police are working Sunday to recover a boat that was sunk Saturday night when an allegedly drunk operator struck a rock, causing the vessel to sink in Boston Harbor.

Massachusetts State Police said they responded to Boston Harbor at 7:18 p.m. on Saturday to a report of a 50-foot Sea Ray that was in distress after hitting a rock between Spectacle Island and the Long Island bridge.

Police said the driver of the boat and five passengers were thrown into the front of the boat, though they only suffered minor injuries.

The state police Marine Unit responded within minutes, and helped get everyone off the boat as it was sinking.

Following the incident, police arrested Paul Boulanger, 44, of North Andover. He was charged with boating under the influence of alcohol.

The sunken boat remained at the bottom of the harbor overnight. On Sunday morning crews were working to recover the boat.


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