Man pulled from water off Osterville beach

A man wearing waders and heavy winter clothes was pulled from the ocean by firefighters in Osterville on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a body floating near the entrance to Dowses Beach met two bystanders who were pointing to a body that was floating about 20 yards offshore in the East Bay, according to the Centerville-Osterville, Marstons Mills Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services.

The unnamed middle-aged victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital. His status was not immediately released.

Crews also recovered a partially submerged skiff with shell fishing equipment that was anchored at the entrance of the Centerville River.

The incident remains under investigation.

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