REHOBOTH, MA - A man is recovering, after getting rescued from the Palmer River.
Police got the call around 9 p.m. Wednesday that a man was in the river, and it looked he was in trouble.
He was in a wheelchair, stuck on a boat.
"It's boating season," says Rehoboth Fire Chief Robert Pray. "And problem is -- especially these inlets, rivers -- they're affected by the tide.
"But, there's still rivers, and they can be very treacherous because they have a lot of turns, a lot of rocks and sand bars. So, you might be in them when the tide's coming in, and you find when the tide goes out, you get in real big trouble."
Rescue crews were able to launch a boat , although they did have some difficulty getting to him. Officials finally got him out early Thursday morning.
The man was checked out by EMT's on the scene and transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.