3 people rescued from Cape jetty near Kennedy Compound

HYANNIS, MASS. (WHDH) - Three people were rescued Tuesday after getting stranded on a jetty near the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis, a fire official said.

The three people — two men and a woman from Melrose who suffered minor bruises and bumps — were about a third of the way out on the jetty when the tide came in, a Hyannis fire official said.

The three were out for a day of fishing when the tide changed and winds picked up, stranding them on the jetty. An official estimated winds were between 15-18 miles per hour. Part of the jetty has missing or damaged rocks that made traveling back to shore difficult when the tide came in.

All three people were treated at the scene and declined to be taken to the hospital.

Authorities say they rescue people from the jetty about 4-5 times a year, usually people from out of town who come fishing in the area.

The jetty is located directly off the Kennedy Compound and extends off Marchant Avenue.

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